Youth exchange Katowice-Köln
Students of the Private Primary School "Amicus" and M. Wańkowicz Private High School in Katowice took part in the Polish-German exchange (7.05 - 11.05.2019 Köln, 4.06 - 8.06.2019 Katowice)
On May 7th, the students of our school, together with the German teacher Mrs Małgorzata Bubik, MA and the English teacher Mrs Izabela Gorol-Wilk, MA, went to Köln to visit the Friedrich-Wilhelm Gymnasium partner school. Our students were very kindly welcomed with the dinner prepared by the students from the partner school. Next, we took part in the "Polen Mobil" workshop during which our partners had the opportunity to learn about various curiosities related to Poland and learn short phrases in Polish. Then we went to the City Hall, where we were warmly welcomed by the mayor. In addition, during our stay in Köln, we visited the Synagogue, the famous Cathedral and the History Museum in Bonn. On the last day of our stay, we were invited to a barbecue which was prepared by parents of pupils from the partner school. The entire stay was mostly financed as part of a grant from the Foundation for Polish-German Youth Cooperation. The students stayed with German families.
On June 4th, we were visited by students from the Friedrich-Wilhelm Gymnasium along with history and English teachers, Mrs Anja Juchheim and Mrs Astrid Struve. On the day of arrival, the guests were invited for dinner prepared by the students of our school. The next day after the solemn reception, classes in our school were held, including integration workshops and Maths classes in English. In addition, a map of memories from Köln was created, where the students marked and described all the places visited in the city. The next day we visited the Ethnical Museum in the Silesian Park and the Historic Silver Mine in Tarnowskie Góry. The next day we went to Auschwitz, where apart from visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, students and teachers took part in workshops on the fate of children and adolescents and the fate of selected persons deported to KL Auschwitz. Then we went to Krakow, where we visited the city and spent a nice evening off. On the last day of our stay, at the meeting in our school, we made a summary of the project which we carried out and its evaluation. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to our friends from Germany.BACK