First hiking in the Czech Republic

First hiking in the Czech Republic

After long sitting at the computers during distance learning due to covid-19 pandemic, we were finally able to go hiking. Our first trip was on the 11th June 2021 and lead us to the Ondřejník massif it´s second highest point Ondřejník (889 m).

Our task on the trip was to shoot a videoreport that will be a part of our tourist guide. Each child had to learn their part in advance and because everybody did so, everything went very well. Children will edit the video after summer holidays – our school bought the Pinnacle Studio licence.

Our pupils also had to fill in a CLIL worksheet about the trail, recycling and bark beetle, an insect destroying spruces in this area. Mr. Navrátil, who prepared the worksheet and is responsible for the CLIL part of this trip, checked the answers with children on the train back home.

Despite the weather forecast, we managed the whole trip without a drop of rain and spent a great sunny day in the nature. Children had an unexpected companion- a lost dog who decided to go with us the whole trip. Thanks to the cooperation with the Police of the Czech Republic we were able to return the dog to its owner back to Kunčice pod Ondřejníkem, where our trip started. Our finish was Frýdlant nad Ostravicí. On the 13km-long way we admired great views of Lysá hora, Smrk, Radhošť and even Little Fatra in Slovakia. Some children were surprised how beautiful the mountains can be.

We are looking forward to our next trips shortly after summer holidays. We are happy that children enjoyed the trip and they are finally learning to love hiking, mountains and nature.

Hana Břoušková.