September 2013 bis Juli 2015
Durchführung und Ergebnisse des Projekts
Die Fritz-Erler-Schule koordinierte in den Schuljahren 2013-2015 ein multilaterales Comenius-Projekt zum Thema "Meet your Neighbour - Young European Adults" (YEA) zusammen mit Schulen aus Bristol (GB), Port de Bouc (F), Leiden (NL) und Istanbul (TR). Arbeitssprache war Englisch. Ziel war, durch die Zusammenarbeit mit europäischen Jugendlichen der "Europamüdigkeit" entgegen zu wirken und den Begriff "Europäischer Bürger" für die Schüler fassbar zu machen. Im Lauf des Projekts sollten einige gemeinsame Produkte entstehen.
Erstellt wurden unter anderem ein europäisches Kochbuch mit leckeren Rezepten, ein Tabu-Spiel zu typischen Objekten der Partnerländer sowie eine in kollaborativem Schreiben entstandene Nacherzählung der Projekttreffen, in denen auch interkulturelle Unterschiede thematisiert wurden:
Auf FES-Seite waren Schülerinnen und Schüler einer J1-Klasse sowie teilweise einer Klasse der Eingangsstufe beteiligt.
Wie gut es den Teilnehmern aus Holland, Frankreich, England und der Türkei beim letzten Projekttreffen in Pforzheim gefiel, zeigt beispielsweise dieser Kommentar aus Leiden:
Were you happy with the visit?
Yeah I definitely was. I didn’t really have any expectations about how the week was going to be at first but as soon as we arrived I was having fun and the only time I wasn’t having fun was when I had to leave. The program was set up in a good way, everyone I met was really nice and the German students really wanted us to have a great time. Obviously they’ve accomplished that.
Were your expectations fulfilled when it came to learning about other European cultures?
I’m glad I got the chance to meet people from different countries and spend a week at a German family. Surely I’ve learned about other European cultures in my week in Germany. Maybe I didn’t learn as much as I thought I would, but that’s okay.
Have you enlarged your knowledge concerning the EU?
I have. To be honest I didn’t know that much about the EU so a lot of things that were said in the presentation were new to me. I’m glad I know more about it now.
Where your expectations fulfilled concerning social interaction with students from the different partner countries?
The expectations I had concerning social interactions with the German students were definitely fulfilled, if not topped. They were nice, funny, welcoming and overall really cool people. The Turkish, French and English students were also really nice but I had far less social contact with them, except for some of them. I think that’s a pity but it’s understandable. With a group that big it’s hard to connect with everyone and there’s also a language barrier.
What were your biggest surprises?
My host student and the host student from another Dutch student live very close to each other so we spent a lot of time with the four of us. We had breakfast together every morning, we drove to school together, singing out loud to the songs we put on, after school we had dinner together and we hung out until late in the evenings. I didn’t expect we would become such good friends so I think that’s the biggest surprise. I’m going to visit Pforzheim in the summer break because I really miss them a lot.
What surprised me as well was the visit to the concentration camp. I thought we would be seeing the buildings and maybe a graveyard but it think the visit was much more than that. The video that was shown to us had a big impact, just like the things the guide told and showed us. Even though it’s now a ‘tourist’ thing to do I think it’s cool that it was in the program. It reminds me to value the little things in life.
I would like to thank everyone for the great week!