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Montessori students present their “rough work” in thurn castle

Montessori students present their

Before the 22 students of the ninth grade of the private montessori school forchheim take the exams for the qualifying high school diploma next spring, they have already completed an important hurdle for the finale of their school career: they presented their "rough work" in the romance hall of thurn castle in front of over 200 guests.
In the "rough work the montessori students can bring in the variety of their competences: handicraft work, scientific research, text creation, design of an exhibition table and at the end a power-point-presentation as a presentation of their work.
The "rough work is the montessori-specific part of the school diploma and consists of a practical part, in which a workpiece or similar is created, and a theoretical part with an average of 30 pages. The students have six months to work out their topic in theory and practice.
A jury evaluates the results. The jurors were montessori business manager sibylle kellner, the school principals birgit burczyk-wening and anja wenkemann, the head of class anja bezold, the retired school councilor rosemarie thiele, and hans rosemann, retired head of works.
The topics and the mentors, who accompany them professionally, were chosen by the students themselves. Most of the topics are strongly influenced by the personalities of the young people and they work on them with corresponding enthusiasm. Often hobbies are included in the choice of topic, such as the conception of a dance choreography or the illustration of a self-designed children's book, the organization of a rough handball tournament or the conception of a tennis training session. Or students create something practical like writing and setting to music a horn play, building a bird aviary or programming a computer game or website.

Complex topics

The professionalism with which the young people, who are on average 15 years old, approach their topic and the self-confidence with which they present it to the public, show that the young people are familiar with the "rough work" have grown and demonstrated the ability to work on a complex topic in a concentrated and well-founded manner over a long period of time. In the last few years, some of them have also been able to make a living from their "rough work" alone so convinced he got an apprenticeship on the first try.

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Around the globe to modlos

Around the globe to modlos

Seventeen-year-old lucas flew 18 hours to reach his host family in modlos at the beginning of september. The journey began in his hometown of natal on the east coast of brazil. Change in lisbon, landing at the airport in frankfurt am main. And there the excited family zeis picked him up. "Lucas is our second host student. We are very happy that he is here", said host mother sonja zeis.
The contact came about through the organization AFS interkulturelle begegnungen e.V. This company arranges for guest students from abroad and also takes care of everything that is important: residence permit, health and liability insurance, and, and, and. Lucas' visa for his stay in germany is linked to school attendance. And this takes him to bad bruckenau on weekdays. There he attends the M10 at the middle school – for a whole school year, so he stays until july 2013.

Good experience

" am glad that our school can have the experience of a host school and i am looking forward to more experiences in this regard", says principal birgit herre. "He speaks english fluently, which enriches the english lessons of the M10 very much. His classmates are gradually losing their inhibition to speak english. This is very good for the students in view of their oral exams in english, but also in general to use the language correctly." The principal is also pleased that he takes part in many different courses and works well there.