Felix, our German visitor, came to Central Primary School in December. He was so impressed by our school that we built a partnership with his school Konrad Gross Schule in Nuremberg, Germany. Year 4 Beam and Year 4 Beech took part in the Bear Project through the UK-German Connection organisation and shared with our partner school our daily activities through letters, blogs and songs. Before the lockdown we sent them a package with some letters, cards, poems and English delicacies. They loved it and tried to send us a package as well but were unable to due to the sudden closures schools closure.
It is nice to compare how different countries and governments have responded to the Covid-19 epidemic. Schools in Germany have partially reopened and are keeping social distancing rules like us. Both Central primary School and Konrad Gross Schule follow strict health and safety guidelines and procedures in order to keep everyone safe. The difference is that they have opened the school to all year groups by offering a rota system. The first week half of the children attend school while the following week the other half of the school attend. In other words they attend school every other week.
Thanks to this, the Year 4 children in Konrad Gross Schule who are now attending school, sent us a surprise package with some letters, cards and German delicassies. Germany is famous for their very tasty gingerbread, so they sent us some very soft chocolate coated gingerbread and some gingerbread hearts with dark chocolate biscuits. They also sent a specialty from their town, a Nuremberg fruit mix herbak tea. As you can see children in Germany also like Haribo sweets, which are best consumed in moderation. 😉
I hope you enjoyed the surprise and I can’t wait to work again in our partner school Konrad Gross Schule next year. I am sure we will take part in more exciting projects with them.