Youth Exchange “Nothing useless” In August 2012, SCI Hellas invited participants from Bulgaria, FYRO Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia to Greece for a youth exchange about upcycling. Upcycling is the process where you use old materials and make new things out of them, without any mechanical help. The workshops were led by Constance, a Dutch-Greek designer who specialises in upcycling. We made new clothes, from dresses to T-shirts, as well as lamp covers, a living room and music instruments.
The whole group (22 people in total) worked very hard at our camping place in Kokkino Limanaki and one of our last days, we had a ‘fashion show’ in Rafina, were we showed all our work proudly to the general public. We also gave away some of our creations to interested bystanders. There was also space for free time, so participants were able to spend time together on the beach, to get to know each other in a more informal way. There were two free days, one of which we went to spend our day in Athens. All the participants had an awesome two weeks, learned useful new skills and made a whole bunch of international friends. Are you interested in participating in an SCI youth exchange? Keep an eye on our website (ww.sci.gr) or like us on facebook (fb.com/scihellas)
Games used during the youth exchange nothing useless: Energisers: Big fat pony A song with actions that have to be performed. There a different variations of this energizer, but it basically goes like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O_XmYptq7k Strangled The group stands in a circle, they all close their eyes and walk towards the centre of the group. Then they have to grab some random hands. Then they open their eyes and should make a circle again without letting go of the hands. Ninja The group stands in a circle. You’re not allowed to move unless stated otherwise. One person starts and makes 1 movement trying to hit another person’s hand, when attacked you can make one movement to avoid the attack. If somebody can hit your hand, you’re out. Then it’s the next person’s turn. Name games: Blanket The group is divided in two teams and sit on the ground. A blanket is put up in the middle between the two groups. One person of each team sits in front of the blanket, which is then lowered. The first person to shout out the name of the other persons wins. The loser then joins the other team.