Renata Sawa describes her experience as a Special Educational Needs (SEN) teacher in Tarnobrzeg, Poland. Renata did a job-shadowing programme through an Erasmus+ programme at the Oathall Community College in the United Kingdom.
Through that programme, she learnt new art techniques such as papier-mâché, decoupage, ceramics and jewellery-makings in a workshop. Once back in Poland, Renata shared that knowledge and organised micro-teaching sessions, workshops and newsletters with her colleagues really interested in these new techniques. Throughout that experience, she realised the important place of arts in educating disabled people as it allows them to express their feelings, show their mind and sometimes their thoughts. Erasmus+ programme has allowed Renata to open up, accept new opportunities, and become stronger and more self-confident while using new teaching techniques.