West Malling, 3rd May 2019. After these three weeks I can only say that I would never have thought how much this work placement would enrich me.” With these accompanying words Erik sends us his vivid report on his work placement at a primary school in an English village south east of London. During his work placement Erik took over the role of an assistant teacher and among other things he helped in the subjects of maths, history and art. Apart from the admirable digital facilities of this school a lot of further differences to German primary schools positively caught his eye: the huge football ground, the vegetable garden, the elaborate security system of the school etc. In everyday village life he also got to know and appreciate cultural characteristics like the remarkable courtesy of the English. He also found it very interesting to live with a host family in an Oast house, a tower-like building formerly used for drying hops.

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