Road to Safety

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Road to Safety

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29 – 8 April, Warsaw, Poland

road to safety

Road2Safety was an Erasmus+ mobility involving young people aged between 14 and 18, where they learned about road safety, first aid techniques and correct methods of emergency response. They also had the opportunity to get together with young people from 3 other participating countries (Poland, Lithuania and Latvia) and visit Poland’s capital city, the spectacular city of Warsaw!

We present you here with a report on days to give you a detailed insight about what happened in the mobiliy of this project:

Day 1:

Our team of 6 young people and 2 group leaders arrived on Monday (arrival day) and met with the other participants where our team facilitated in the same evening activities where the participants had the opportunity to get acquainted and get familiar with the place where activities will take place over the week of the mobility.

The next day (Tuesday, the first official day of mobility) began with a visit to the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) where we were presented the interior of a helicopter used for medical purposes and the participants had the unique opportunity to pilot a helicopter through a simulator. The next visit made us acquainted with the Warsaw City Security Center where we found out how the emergency service operators 112 work.

After the visits, the evening ended with a car accident simulation with victims, prepared by the organizers, where the participants in each country had a limited time in which they had to react correctly and treat the victims to secure them in anticipation for the ambulance.

Day 2:

Day 2 of the Road2Safety project began early in the morning with a visit to the Warsaw History Museum where the organizers prepared us a guided tour where we found amazing details about the history of the capital of Poland. 🇵🇱

Immediately thereafter, the participants had the freedom to walk through the city, while taking pictures and filming positive and negative examples identified in Warsaw traffic. In the evening, the activities ended with the first intercultural evening where Lithuania and Latvia (2 of the four participating countries) presented the country, taught us traditional dances and served us with preparations from their region of origin.

Day 3:

All of today’s activities took place in the premises of our accommodation, where we took part in a workshop where we learned to give first aid to more types of injuries, then went out to participate in another simulation in the context of a car accident that involved securing the accident site and removing the victims from the car while waiting for the ambulance.
In the second part of the day, the participants presented social campaigns aimed at raising a road safety alert, and after all the partner countries in the project spoke, I took part in the second intercultural evening, this time the turn of Poland and Romania to present their country, culture and delicious dishes made directly from home, specific to our regions.

Day 4:

Day 4 began with a presentation of the road and traffic situation in Europe, after which the participants participated in a workshop where they learned to “create” wounds with specialized makeup techniques. The day ended outdoors with a mega-barbecue we all enjoyed.

Day 5:

In the first aid process, cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an essential procedure that, correctly executed, can make a difference between life and death. The participants learned how to perform this procedure correctly, having the opportunity to practice the technique on specialized mannequins and to use the defibrillator.

The second part of the day brought us back to Warsaw’s Old Town, where we had dinner at a restaurant where we were served with traditional Polish dishes, and then we watched a sensational show of water and lights projected on the fountains next to Old Town Warsaw!

Day 6 and day 7 involved group activities and emergency simulations done from the preparation of the previous days.

Day 8:

On the last day of the mobility of the Road2Safety project in Poland, the activities were no less numerous than in the rest of the week. We started in the morning with a visit to the main Firemen University in Warsaw, a unit that also acts as a fire station. We have witnessed a presentation of firefighter equipment, equipment and other equipment that we had the opportunity to use!

The second part of the day we had a presentation by the Lithuanian team about the competences acquired during mobility, after which the President of the host organization distributed YouthPass certificates to the participants, the instrument proving the acquisition of those competencies.

The evaluation session was facilitated by the group leader of our team through a game where each participant expressed his own experience and experiences in the project. Each participant also discovered his secret friend as part of the “Secret Friend” activity, an activity carried out throughout the week in which everyone received, but gave gifts without the person who received them knowing of to whom.

Road2Safety was an Erasmus+ mobility involving young people aged between 14 and 18, where they learned about road safety, first aid techniques and correct methods of emergency response. They also had the opportunity to get together with young people from 3 other participating countries (Poland, Lithuania and Latvia) and visit Poland’s capital city, the spectacular city of Warsaw!


Check out this clips made by the participants in order to raise awareness:

Road2Safety
https://youtu.be/yG8kmNjatoU

Under-age driving
https://youtu.be/icoBEfvmKeg

Drank driving
https://youtu.be/JF-EgE8Sa8Y

Reflective lights
https://youtu.be/ByXhzN49zBY

Better see it not feel it
https://youtu.be/93W_EEHUH0M


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