Day 5 – Trecking and shopping

A School das full of advise and knowledge

what a fun filled day it was.Trecking and shopping.

In the morning our teacher had organised an interview with the national level volley ball player Rachel Olynik of the Straubing volleyball team NaWaRo. She was an amazing, friendly person who told us a lot about herself and how her never giving up attitude made her what she is today. During the interview she gave us wonderful tips that would surely help us in our lives. At the end of her interview she even promised to bake some cakes for the whole exchange group. We all are really looking forward to eat them.

After the interview we went to the antique liabrary of Johannes-Turmair-Gymnasium where really old books were kept. some of those books were handwritten and were written on a material which looked like paper but was completely different from it. the books looked really old and gave us a scent of the old age. it was a wonderful experience.

A wall to climb

our teachers had then organised a rock climbing session where we had to climb up big walls. This climbing instructions took place in a special gym of the so called Alpenverein. This is a club where everybody can learn how to behave and to travel in the Bavarian mountains. it was really fun. there were experienced instructors who helped us a lot while climbing. 

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Different kind of “sports”

After that climbing experience we all went to the city centre of Straubing for shopping with our german friends. we were shopping for our friends and family in India. we ate a lot of food and had clicked a lot of selfies.

german breads and cakes are famous all over the world but being a vegetarian i could not taste everything. but the aroma was really tempting.

do you also like trecking….?

Yagyna Gupta

Ask a parent – more thoughts about the exchange project

The parents are deeply involved in every exchange process. Not only do they pay for the tickets, they invite a foreign teenager to their house and invite him to become a family member. For two weeks they have to take care of one more child.

Is it really worth that work?

Again, we interviewed a mother and a father of the Indian exchange students to get the answers:

The mother of Muskan talks about the exchange with Germany
Thoughts of a father - why should somebody take part in an exchange with Germany

 

Ask a parent – Thoughts about the exchange project

An exchange project is always a whole family project. The siblings often have to give away a room and the parents have to host the foreigner, have to share their apartment or house and have to pay for tickets or field trips with the guest.

So why should they allow their child to participate in our exchange project with Germany and India?

We interviewed Aaditya’s mother and another father of an Indian exchange student to get the answers:

Aaditya asks his mother about the exchange project
Interview of an Indian father about the German-Indian exchange project

 

Before the exchange – Bhavya’s first impressions

In the column “before the exchange” the German and Indian students explain why they participate in the exchange project. They write about their first preparations and their first contact with their partner.

Today Bhavya, a student of Lotus Valley International School, tells us how he was chosen for the exchange project, what he is looking forward to and why he is participating in our students exchange.

Speeking the German language quite fluently, he wrote his full statement in German:

Der deutsche Austausch ist eines der interessantesten Ereignisse, die in unserer Schule und allen anderen PASCH-Schulen stattfindet. Ich wollte immer daran teilnehmen, als ich mit der deutschen Sprache in der 6. Stufe begann.

Als ich am Ende der Klasse 9 vor den Abschlussprüfungen war, wurde unsere Klasse dem Konzept der deutschen Börse vorgestellt. Alle Schüler, die an der Börse teilnehmen wollten, mussten den jeweiligen deutschen Lehrern ihre Namen geben. Ich habe auch gern meinen Namen gegeben, aber ich wusste nicht, dass die Gelegenheit so schnell meine Tür schlagen würde!!! In der nächsten Zeit kam nun Radhika Maam zu unserer Klasse und rief mich und zwei meiner anderen Freunde. Sie brachte uns in eine andere leere Klasse und sagte uns, dass wir auf der Grundlage unserer deutschen Fähigkeiten, Verhaltensweisen und anderen wichtigen Aspekten für die Deutsche Börse ausgewählt wurden. Ich konnte mein Glück nicht glauben.

Alle drei von uns waren ihr dafür dankbar.

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