Rottweiler: The new school year begins in Ireland – Rottweiler and surrounding areas

Rottweiler: The new school year begins in Ireland - Rottweiler and surrounding areas

Exchange students have made a lasting impression on their partners in Ireland. Photo: Lena Vernes Photo: Black Forest Messenger



Education: AMG students spend a week on the Rosecommon / Exchange project lasting two years

The academic year got off to an exciting start for a group of committed students in grades nine and ten. In the early days we went to Ireland for student transfer.



Rottweiler. The exchange has been with the Convent of Mercy Secondary School for Girls, a partner school in Roscommon, Republic of Ireland, since 2009. It is overseen by Irish German teachers Angela Bord and Monica Dowd and by Lisa Lobenstein and Ralph Hanselmann from Germany. Side. An exchange round will last two years – first a visit to Roscoeman and a return visit to Rottweiler next year. So Irish students will visit Rottweiler in September next year.

Excursion to Galway as the highlight of the trip

Living in Ireland now lays the foundation for a close relationship, and the exchange has long been active through WhatsApp and Instagram. But the memories are intensely shared in Rottweiler: After a long journey, 17 schoolgirls and their teachers arrived in Roscoeman, Ireland by plane and bus. The Irish Exchange partners received them in front of the school. In the days that followed, the group visited Irish classes several times and got acquainted with school life. Also, there was a lot to experience: whether it was a city tour of Roscoemen or a private meeting on the Shannon River – time flew by. The students spent the weekends with their families. Through it, he got to know the culture of the country personally. Traditional sports such as Gaelic football and Kamogi were also on the agenda, as were excursions to the area. The highlight of the trip was Galway. Small and colorful and beautiful and wrapped in nostalgia.

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On the eve of the return trip, the Irish gave a short concert with piano, acrodian, song and poetry. Almost everything that Irish culture makes in these areas was offered. The next evening, the students gathered for a short farewell party. German schoolgirls were highlighted with special Irish dance lessons. The German team, with many new experiences and acquaintances, later returned to Swabia. But before the group boarded the plane, the students performed an additional dance program of newly learned dance steps at the airport. Rottweiler girls were so influenced by Irish culture. This transfer is a very special start to the new school year for the whole group and is the basis for many formation memories. The wait for Irish schoolgirls to visit Rottweiler is already long. In September and October 2020, Irish women will experience the Rottweiler.




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