Teacher Meeting in Backnang, Germany
The coordinating teachers of all 4 countries
met and agreed on a common strategy for the next 2 exciting years.
Getting to know each other
The participating students of all countries introduced themselves and the different schools with the help of videos. Here you can find the German versions.
We are a cool group of students! And our schools are so different! We cannot wait to meet each other in person!
It can be really challenging working in intercultural teams – but we made it!
We are now familiar with the different cultural characteristics of each country regarding a CV, a letter of application, job interviews and assessment centers. In addition, we learned what the European guideline tells us.
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Writing our own Applications
After finding out how to write an application we had to write our own. The teachers helped us and at the end we all had a European accepted application portfolio, so that we were perfectly prepared for the job interview at Kärcher in February.
After that we started to prepare the visit of the exchange students. We worked out a tour through the school building, a cultural evening and some other parts of the weekly programme.
One week in Germany
Our week in which the 18 pupils and 7 teachers from Poland, Spain and Italy visited us in Backnang began with an introduction round in which we had to introduce each other. In addition, we talked about our expectations regarding the project. After that we went on a city tour in Backnang and even representatives of the City of Backnang welcomed our special guests. Monday ended with a cultural lesson, a German language course and a buffet with typical German Food. On Tuesday, Kärcher gave us the opportunity to take a tour of their company and we learned how to do a job interview and an assessment center in English. The simulations and the feedback afterwards were very valuable.
We spent Wednesday with the preparations of our job fair and went to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. On Thursday, we had our Erasmus+ Ceremony followed by the job fair. Many local companies took part and gave us the unique chance to introduce ourselves and to talk about job and internship opportunities. On the last day, we had a review of the week and summarized everything. We prepared games and role plays for the students who could not come to Germany and for all the other students at our school who want to learn something about applications in English. In the evening, we had dinner and a closing party at the Merlin all together. It was a great week we will never forget!
Further informations to the meeting in German, you'll find here.