Creil, 3rd June 2017. Today Maria and Wesan have returned from their work placement in France with a lot of great experiences. In Marl’s twin town Creil they could actively support the staff in an old people’s home for 3 weeks. Thus Maria calls her work placement abroad a “truly lucky chance” and reports, “The old people’s home is a varied and interesting loca-tion for a work placement, where you never feel bored. I did a lot of activities together with the seniors, who were mostly still amazingly active: zumba, water gymnastics, karate, shop-ping, excursions and much more.
Wesan met with great approval with her idea of taking her guitar with her and sing and play German and French songs to the residents and she could motivate the seniors to sing along lots of songs. She tells, “The staff of the old people’s home were really very helpful and open to ideas. I always felt good and was supported with everything. My language has greatly im-proved by the work placement. I can only recommend it, for you learn and have fun with it at the same time!”
Support for work placements of pupils abroad can be applied for by parents or schools in Germany or other european countries. Applications can be sent at any time per application form or informally, e. g. per e-mail, to
At present, exchange Programmes for pupils are only supported at the cooperating schools. Here support is applied for by the school.
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