(The entrance to the school)
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit the children's school with my camera. I had always wanted to take shots for memories for the kids, but never was able to. The primary school called the "Grundschule" in Lohr has completed 100 years of existence. So, in order to commemorate this event old students were invited to have a look at how the school has progressed over the years. It was a pleasant experience to see the old hunting for their classes and seats. It must have been pretty nostalgic to them, reviving old memories.
On entering any school in Deutschland, the first thing that strikes you is the work of art, the creativity displayed everywhere. It mesmerizes me always and I can stand for hours together just admiring and wondering how these little hands have produced such fine art. While schools in India do lack this colorful display, you cannot help it cause the curriculum calls for more study. Walls everywhere, corners of the building are adorned with paintings, sculptures, paper work, all made by the students of every class in the school.
(The autumn tree above is made from dried autumn leaves. I just loved the idea!!)
These are how the classes look like. Every class has anywhere between 20 to 30 students. Each one of them have their own space with a desk and chair. Outside every class room are hooks for the students to hang their coats, sport bags or whatever. Classrooms too are colorful with lot of chart work on walls relating to the topics being learnt.
(A calendar in one of the classrooms mentioning the day, date, month and season!)
I love this concept of the teacher having tea with her students. During winter, during the short breaks, the class teacher along with her students have a cup of tea.
(The water spout which I must say has a charm of its own)
I am glad, I am not a teacher here. Such beautiful scenery would be too distracting for me to teach a class!! I thought I would save the best for last..
Stunning, isn't it?? I hope you all enjoyed this tour.