Perceiving GYMY like a happy family rather than just a formal community of students and teachers seems to be a good reason for getting sentimental and shedding a tear when saying goodbye to our graduates every year in May.
Us, six students: Jakub Rybnikár, Tomáš Žilínek, Michal Ďurčík, Broňa Bendová, Alica Hudecová and Nina Mockovčiaková and our teachers: Ľubica Durcová and Lenka Líšková got involved in the project, Erasmus+. The theme of this project was to create a fictitious business plan, which we were supposed to present in the country in which we travelled to. After infinite weeks of meetings with our teachers discussing the business plan, the day of our departure, which we all had been looking forward to so much, finally came. Our final destination and the first meeting place of all the countries involved in this project was Chania. It is a city on the island of Crete.
Each year children from the first classes of our Grammar school attend a ski course, which takes place in the mountains here in Slovakia. This year we went to Kubínska Hoľa, which is a nice ski
center located near the small town of Dolný Kubín. I am a first-class student, so this year my class was chosen to go. Of course, our class was glad and agreed to participate.
Celebrating Christmas is probably the most widespread tradition in the Western world. Though it originally was a holiday of peace, harmony and the time of year when the whole family is together, this event often turns into convention. Instead of calm, it brings chaos, anxiety and a lot of money is gone. Wouldn’t it be nice to reminiscence about the essence and the origin of Christmas?
On February 6th, our school hosted its Annual Ball for the fifth year in a row. To make sure that the dining hall was all good to go, the preparations had to be started days in advance before the big Saturday. Even though the ball was held during a teacher’s strike week, the students and teachers worked hard to make sure that everything was well prepared and ready to shine.