Vivek High School,Sector 38 on Monday announced its first student-exchange programme to Germany. The programme has been initiated by Max Mueller Bhavan,New Delhi,under the Schools: Partners for the Future (PASCH) programme,with financial support from The Robert Bosch foundation. Eleven students of the school have been selected from Classes X,XI and XII,who will be flying to Germany on September 12 along with two teachers for two weeks.
The Deutsches -Indisches Klassenzimmer (German – Indian Classroom),a one-year project from April 2013 to April 2014,will enable students to learn about the German culture,music,religion and inter-cultural differences as they would be staying with German families. The partner groups of the students will work together on jointly selected topics of natural science,social science or technical subjects in German classes.
The theme of the project is,Growing up in India and Germany. After their return,the students of Vivek High School will be submitting a project report of Germanys society,culture,religion,family and genetics. Students from Germany will also visit India in the month of November.
The participants of both the countries in groups or teams would do extensive interviews with people there and also would attend social functions like marriages etc.
The students of Vivek High School have gathered videos and pictures of the local areas to prepare presentations. The Indian and German students are currently using PASCH INTRANET and are working simultaneously on the project via e-learning software
The principal of the school,P K Singh said,We have been sending our students to attend youth camps in Germany under PASCH but this is our first such student-exchange programme.
Two of the students – Rajnit Paul and Annanay Jaitly – of Classes X and XI,have just returned from Dassel,Germany after attending a three weeks youth camp.
Life in Germany is entirely different. I was impressed by their education system. They dont have burdens of heavy syllabus like us, Annanay said.