8.11. Two teachers, Jaana and Katri, and two students, Emilia and Kamilla from the 9th grade ready to go! Wednesday was a travelling day so after a flight to Munich we took a bus to Freising, a train from Freising to Regensburg and finally a bus to Wörth. Families took the girls and took care of them and we teachers settled in Gasthaus Butz. Students and teachers from Finland, Iceland, Germany, Poland, Greece and Spain getting ready to work together for almost a week!
9.11. First meeting at Mittelschule Wörth at 8.30. Info about the project, a tour in a school, welcome meeting in the school Hall by the Headmaster and working on a project.
In the afternoon meeting at Mayor`s Hall by mayor Anton Rothfischer and an EU- representative Arne Gericke. Next day there was a report on a local newspaper about the meeting and we got the copies of the magazine. Later a walk through the old town and a visit in an old castle. Castle is nowadays a retirement home for senior citizens.What a great place to spend your golden years! In the evening a welcoming party arranged by the parents. Great food and company!
10.11. We were introduced a project where qualified pupils work as mediators solving fights etc. between other pupils. After that a visit to Karin´s transition class and meeting great youngsters for instance from Iraq, Syria, Romania, Vietnam and Ethiopia.
Then again to a car and to Regensburg to vist Lernwerkstatt where there´s a project that helps young people who avoid school, get an education and profession.
Lunch at Kneitinger which is a traditional Bavarian restaurant and a guided tour through the city of Regensburg. Visit to St. Peter´s Cathedral and a lot of historical information!
11.11. Freetime! So we took a bus to Regensburg and did some heavy shopping ( well, some of us…) Lunch together enjoying Bratwurst und Sauerkraut! And because it was 11.11. at 11, there was a big parade starting the Christmas season and remembering those who died during the World War.
12.11. Early in the morning a bustrip to an old mediaval Schloss Prunn with the students and a visit to Kuchlbauer brewery and a tour in a famous architect Hundertwassens House. In the evening a dinner at Jagerwirt in Aumbach, a traditional Bavarian restaurant.
13.11. In the morning at school a demonstration by socialworker Claudia and team about SOR, school without racism and after that a report about German and Bavarian schoolsystem which is quite different depenging where in Germany you live. Also evaluation and planning the project and checking that everything is on schedule especially for next meeting in Canaria on February. Students worked in three different groups ( games, art, cooking etc.) and in the afternoon we all cathered together to hear which teams won the trophies. Team Finland won but unfortunately there were no Finnish students in that group…
In the evening we all met at Gasthaus Geier where we played Skittles, a local game a bit like bowling. We had so much fun and the evening ended with farewells, hugs and kisses because next day it was time to go back home, except team Finland, who stayed one more day before leaving.