Our Erasmus project (within the framework of our accreditation) “from a local heritage to a European heritage” was planned in the spring and postponed due to the covid.
After several meetings by video, 13 pupils of the second year went to the Gymnasium An Der Schweizer Allee (GADSA) in Dortmund from Sunday 8 May to Saturday 14 May. They were accompanied by Sandrine Thilloy, English teacher, Anaïs Havet, SVT teacher and Frédéric Rousselle, Director of OEC International.
Each student was hosted in the family of his or her pen pal.
During the week, they were able to discover the German education system by attending classes, practising their knowledge of English (the main language of work and communication) or German.
Several visits were organised, including the “Zeche Zollern” https://zeche-zollern.lwl.org/de/ to highlight the common industrial and mining past of Hauts de France and Nordrhein Westfalen. The “Steinwache” https://www.dortmund.de/de/freizeit_und_kultur/stadtarchiv/steinwache/index.html, a detention centre where opponents of the Nazi regime were locked up and interrogated between 1933 and 1945, before being deported or executed.
A morning of initiation to climbing was also organised by our partners in the huge “Kletterhalle Bergwerk”.
On 13 May, a meeting (prepared beforehand at GADSA) with Herr Dennis RADTKE, Member of the European Parliament, took place, giving the pupils the opportunity to discuss the European Union, its challenges and its future. https://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/fr/188945/DENNIS_RADTKE/home
A week rich in meetings, exchanges, openness to others, sharing and many other things.
We will welcome our GADSA partners in Lille from 6 to 12 June.
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