Sorry I didn’t post some lines before. I have been very busy travelling on holidays. Amaia, Ane and Beatriz took me to the European Youth Parliament Conference in Sevilla. The students had their Easter break, but they had to work really hard during their holidays. Schools in the Basque Country usually have a week off the week following Good Friday, whereas in other regions, schools have their holidays the week before Easter. This meant that during the Conference most of the schools had already had their holidays, but we hadn’t.
I flew once again. Amaia’s rucksack was very comfortable.
Today I learnt that Basque students like playing pilota or pelota. If I told you that they play handball, you would get misunderstood by the so called game, and their game is different. There are a lot of varieties of this court sport which is played against a wall that they call fronton.
Esku-pilota or hand-pelota is played barehanded or with minimal protection. Well, the students recorded this video for their Comenius project a couple of years ago and I have watched it to learn about this sport. Why don’t you watch it to learn about this sport too?
Another variety is pala. The players use a wooden bat and a rubber ball. Nahia, Afrika and Chaima taught me about this game. I would like to show you that girls also play this game. Thanks, girls!
Do you remember I asked you to read this article to understand what Korrika is? It is the biggest initiative in support of a language which takes place in the Basque Country. Over 11 days and 10 nights, this language festival will go on for over 210 hours and will run through most Basque villages and cities, in total a distance of around 2300 kilometres.
I got up at 8:00 to be ready to run some kilometres with my friends Maider, Ania, Iranzu, Jon and Irati.