Tag Archives: Germany

Education in Germany – a long march uphill

If you believe that Germans have massive bowls of freshly-prepared muesli for breakfast, march through the forests and up the mountains in ergonomic sandals and up and down cold water-basins barefoot, and are partial to extremely emotional music about love … Continue reading

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The woman at the plough

A buff cardboard cover, an old-fashioned flourished script, a title specifying that this is a textbook for girls – this book could raise some nostalgia. When you open the innocent-looking work, you are confronted with a photograph of three happy children … Continue reading

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My tailor-made Erasmus visit to Cologne

Last year, I took my courage and embarked abroad on my own tailor-made Erasmus study visit to Cologne. Only did I have to tailor it myself. Yet this turned out to be the biggest learning outcome. Erasmus is organised and funded … Continue reading

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Our new neighbour, the Wiener Library

Written by guest blogger Emma Allison Picture shows HRH The Princess Royal in the reading room opening the new home of the Wiener Library on 1st December 2011 (courtesy of the Wiener Library twitter page). Some of my colleagues andI visited the … Continue reading

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Say Cheese!

Finding this photograph in the records of the BFES/SCE Association brought back long forgotten memories of the big annual event at primary school – the class photograph. The evening before always involved my poor mum having to sit and put … Continue reading

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A school trip BFES style

I’m currently cataloguing the records of the BFES/SCEA, an organisation established after the Second World War to provide education to the children of British Forces’ personnel stationed in Germany and around the world. The collection is full of teachers’ recollections … Continue reading

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