Dublin, 25th August 2019. The idea of doing a work placement near her home town Warendorf seemed rather boring to Jette. In agreement with her headmistress she quickly came to the decision to do a work placement abroad. As Jette liked to get to know Ireland she quickly chose the Irish capital where she could assist for two weeks in the preschool “Safari Childcare”, an infant school. During this time she was employed in all groups, from the 12 months up to the five years old infants. Her jobs in the school were manifold: from playing with the children, helping them tying their shoes to tidying up the toys and helping in the kitchen. At the end of her report on her work placement Jette comes to a very positive conclusion, in which she i. a. asserts that she has learned “to meet others openly” and she could experience that the people there were “all very nice and open”. Already now she misses the time and especially the children in the nursery school.
Roost-Warendin, 31st July 2019
On the basis of an exemplary day, in her report Luisa-Maria very vividly describes the nice time she experienced during her work placement at the Ecole Primaire Belleforière in two classes of heterogeneous age groups. After a round of introductions in German she could read a text about the World Trade Center and the French revolution together with the pupils, play passing the buck in English and German and solve maths problems. When Luisa-Maria did not understand something, the pupils enjoyed explaining it to her, included her in their games, and they also talked to her otherwise. Later they went into the park where the children played football and tag like every day, painted the ground, the wall or trees with chalk, played rope jumping, and collected flowers and leaves. At the end of the work placement the French pupils and Luisa-Maria painted a colourful picture on the board in which they thanked each other for the nice time spent together.
Lier, 27th July 2019. For the first time one of our scholarship holders had chosen Norway as the country for a work placement abroad. In the south Norwegian town Lier Melanie found a fascinating work placement in the restaurant chain Max Burger, where she learned a lot about the Norwegian environment and the local working culture. Apart from preparing the dishes her duties also included cleaning the kitchen, washing the work clothes as well as serving the customers. Important aspects like increasing self-confidence, finding new friends and expanding her knowledge of English belong to the seven advantages of the work placement, which she lists at the end of her report.
Marl, 15th July 2019. The online magazine of the Albert-Schweitzer-Geschwister-Scholl Gymnasium reports on a donation in favour of the Elena Bleß Foundation: “Together with their RE teacher Kornelia Langer and the school pastor Laura Kapellner the high-school graduates Janine Lucht, Bianca Weber, and Paul Schaarschmidt handed over the gains of the collection of this year’s graduation service one half each to the Elena Bleß Foundation and the circle of friends of the family library Türmchen. Mrs Bleß personally accepted the cheque for the foundation; the money benefits pupils who want to deepen a foreign language and make experiences abroad, e. g. by a work placement abroad.”