The Content of Germany, March 2019

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Sunday 17th March 2019

German students hosted their guests with their families until the group met at 3:30pm for local handball derby match.

Monday 18th March 2019

The group took part in ice-breaker activities in the ASS Sports Hall. These included competitive games , such as tug o’ war, in cross-national groups.

The day continued with students delivering presentations on their own schools. Students then inter-acted on a cross-national basis to develop the content of lessons, previously started by each school in preparation for the meeting, to be delivered to the refugee class of ASS later in the week.

In evening the students and staff spent an enjoyable evening at a local bowling alley.

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Students continued with project work and later met with members of the refugee to whom they would be delivering their lessons.

After finishing their work the students competed cross-national groups in a variety of indoor sports. Competition was keen.

Wednesday 20th March 2019

The group had an early start, travelling by coach to Heidelberg where a guided tour of the castle had been arranged. This was followed by lunch in the city.

The group then travelled on to BASF in Ludwigshafen for a tour of the huge industrial site. This was then followed by a visit to the BASF interactive Visitors’ Centre.

Thursday 21st March 2019

The day started with the group joining the members of an English class for a lesson delivered by a visiting native-speaking English teacher. Students then visited the school Job Fair to make contact with and collect information from local companies.

This was followed by an address, given by an external speaker, on the European Parliament, Council and forth-coming elections. The subject of Brexit was also discussed.

In the afternoon the group travelled to Sindelfingen to visit the Mercedes Benz Production Factory. After a bus tour of the site the group had a guided walking tour inside the production area of the factory. This was one of the highlights of the week for some of the students.

Friday 22nd March 2019

The students finally got to deliver their lessons to the refugee class of ASS. This was an appropriate culmination of the project, encaptulating many of the aims of the project. This was enjoyed by the students from the Erasmus+ group and the members of the refugee class.

Later, in the evening, the week was rounded off with a colourful farewell party at the Albert Schäffle School.