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A City Partnership Agreement between Esslingen am Neckar (Germany) and Coimbatore (India) was signed in July 2016. As a first initiative of the twinning partnership, four schools of higher education in Esslingen Viz., Georgii Gymnasium, Mörike Gymnasium, Schelztor Gymnasium and Theodor-Heuss Gymnasium, had expressed their interest in establishing a student exchange with Gedee Public School, Coimbatore. A group of 12 children (6 boys and 6 girls) from the four schools along with their teachers were in Coimbatore from October 22 to November 09, 2018 and they experienced many new aspects of culture, education, sports, art etc. The students from Gedee Public School will visit Esslingen in the month of April 2019. This will start a long term relationship between both the cities. A City Partnership Agreement between Esslingen am Neckar (Germany) and Coimbatore (India) was signed in July 2016. As a first initiative of the twinning partnership, four schools of higher education in Esslingen Viz., Georgii Gymnasium, Mörike Gymnasium, Schelztor Gymnasium and Theodor-Heuss Gymnasium, had expressed their interest in establishing a student exchange with Gedee Public School, Coimbatore. A group of 12 children (6 boys and 6 girls) from the four schools along with their teachers were in Coimbatore from October 22 to November 09, 2018 and they experienced many new aspects of culture, education, sports, art etc.
In connection with a Germany Exchange Programme, about 12 students and two teachers visited Esslingen Am Neckar, Germany, from April 27 to May 19, 2019. The students were housed with German families during their stay there. The students were taken on guided tours of Esslingen City and neighbouring places. Some of the places they visited were Munich City, Tripsdrill Amusement Park, Wilhelma Zoo, Mercedes Benz Museum, Experimenta–the Science Center, FESTO Automation Industry, Friedrichshafen on the shore of Lake Constance (Bodensee), Friedrichshafen School Museum, Pfahlbau museum Unteruhldingen (Stilt House Museum), an archaeological open-air museum on Lake Constance, Ritter Sport Factory, Chocolate Museum, Strasbourg, France, world’s highest church tower in Ulm. They also went on a catamaran boat ride on Lake Constance. The students enjoyed traditional food like Semmelknödel and Flammkuchen, Schnitzel, Doenerarev, Moultaschen and many others. All the students had enjoyable stays with their host families. The students were impressed by the efficient, disciplined, confident, well organized, punctual, traditional, friendly, caring, respectful, generous and polite Germans. The exchange programme was a great success. It was an excellent learning experience for the students and they returned with fond memories.
I had a very gratifying experience with my host family during the time I spent in Germany. They made me a part of their family. They made sure that I had a comfortable stay, and they treated me like their own daughter.
My visit to Germany from April 27, 2019 to May 19, 2019, was an exciting and inspiring experience by all standards. I felt like I was in a new world altogether and I can recollect memorable moments during my stay in Esslingen with my German host family, friends and teachers.
The family I visited “The Bachingers” treated me as their own daughter. I was given a warm welcome on the day we arrived in Germany. I spent a lot of time with them and even visited my partner’s grandparents and her uncle’s family. My experience with the family gave me an idea of the best countries in Europe and what they were famous for. My partner’s dad tried to cook Indian food for me and everyone in the family made me feel very special.
My host family members were Andrea (mom), Darleen (partner), Michael (sister). It was difficult to adapt to their punctuality on the first day, but I got used to their daily routine. As Darleen’s family went to work, we spent most of our time together in the kitchen, cooking together. We would eat in just 15 minutes but would sit to chat for one hour. We watched movies with the family and I got to know a lot about the others. I was treated as a part of the family and I felt very happy.
I am thankful to my school for planning such a programme and to my parents for permitting me to participate in this programme. I started learning the German language through the Goethe Institute, long before my trip to Germany and I must say that it helped me a lot during my visit.
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Many beautiful memories to be carried in my life through this Student exchange programme. This is all made possible because of my “Gedee Public School "My Gratitude and special note of thanks to Esteemed Director Ms. Akila Shanmugam and My beloved Principal Dr Shantha Jayakumar. These two people have given new life to me. Special thanks to Mr Martin and Ms. Silke Otto who took great efforts for making this programme a memorable one and I’m sure we will be continuing our friendship throughout our journey so I will not say “I miss you “. Thank you, “Germany”, for making my life even more Interesting and memorable.