Vasto, 3rd July 2018. We get the exciting report on his work placement by Nico, who was allowed to do a work placement with the Italian online-newspaper ZONALOCALE. The contributing journalists of this newspaper are scattered all over Italy and – apart from writing – must be proficient in taking phptos and editing videos. Nico could mostly communicate with the other staff in English, in many cases also with the help of Google translators. During his work placement he not only composed an online article of his own about his first impressions of the town of Vasto, but also got to know the advertisement team and contribited to issuing reports. Shortly before the election he was allowd to attend an appointment in the town hall, which was about the posters for the upcoming election.
San Salvo, 30th May 2018. In her report on her work placement Celine enthusiastically reports about many great moments, new friends and exciting impressions. In a language school in Italian San Salvo she made her first experiences as an English teacher. Her target groups were infants at the age of 1 to 5 years, who were to be introduced to the English language, as well as adults between 25 and 35 years, who wanted to aquire a basic knowledge of English. Outside of the work placement Celine and her host sister could not only explore the surroundings, but also the Italian way of life, which considerably differs from the German one .
Creil, 9th March 2018. After their three-week work experience in the French twin town, Emily Beckmann, Richard Lammert and Robin Fischer enthusiastically reported on their experiences. Emily had chosen a nursery school for her work placement, where she was accepted very warmly and could learn a lot about children and how to handle them. At the end of her report on the work placement she concludes that she could not only improve her French along the way, but moreover got to know great people and will never forget this nice time.
Richard and Robin did their work placement in a French retirement home and were also absolutely happy with their decision to do the work placement abroad. As animators they could help with the organisation and implementation of the light entertainment programme for the still very active, nice and interested seniors and had plenty opportunity to speak. They played parlour games with the seniors, for example, did sports and made music with them etc. Richard finally formulates, “Summing up, I can definitely say that the work placement was a great advantage for me. I got to know a lot of nice people, learnt very much about France and improved my knowledge of French enormously. Now I can talk much better in French and also my vocabulary has been enlarged enormously.
Haltern am See, 17th February 2018. In its third progress report to the oversight committee the Elena Bless Foundation could report on a further increase of activities. In the year 2017, 24 (previous year: 12) pupils successfully completed a work placement abroad with financial and partly organizational sup-port of the Elena Bless Foundation. Three of them came from France; they completed their work placement in Germany. All in all, the Foundation spent 14107.10 Euros (previous year 10.381 Euros), with 11.047 Euros on work placements abroad. Furthermore, like in the previous years, the Foundation promoted the student exchange at cooperating schools.