English in Action

‘Could we do such a course again when we are in year 10?‘. ‘There is one thing I regret - not having taken part in the courses in previous years.’ Those statements should speak for themselves.

For the fourth time students attended the English in Action courses at RWG during the first week of  their winter holidays. 26 participants worked in two groups taught by two native speakers from Liverpool and Brighton respectively: Fergus Kavanagh and Paul Butcher, who, it turned out had no knowledge of German whatsoever. Having outlined the nature of the courses, Paul and Fergus started with a few ice-breakers and then got everyone working with gusto, as they prepared to take part in a grand show before a live audience at the end of the week.

During the grand finale, which included power point presentations and such topics as the American elections or dining at a restaurant, it became evident that our participants had really been put through their paces. Parents and friends attending the show really enjoyed themselves and our students clearly felt that their oral skills had been improved by being in an English-speaking environment. This is not to say that other skills like vocabulary work and reading were totally neglected.

As you can tell from the comments at the start of this entry, both our students and their tutors thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Clutching their certificates of attendance, they drifted off to enjoy the remainder of their holidays.

B. Spiegelberg

Abschlusstag zum Energieprojekt

Für die Schüler der Klassenstufe 9 wurde durch den von Frau Jahn geleiteten Wahlpflichtkurs Physik in Zusammenarbeit mit den externen Partners des Umweltbüros Nord - Herr Langner -, der e.dis AG - Frau Boortz, Herr Legler, Herr Poburski - sowie des Landkreises Vorpommern-Rügen - Herr Latzkow - ein Projekttag im Stationenbetrieb organisiert. Nach der Begrüßung aller Teilnehmer im Atrium durch Frau Spiegelberg erhielten die Schüler Einblick in die Vorgehensweisen und Ergebnisse des Energieprojekts, konnten sich zu Ausbildungs- und Studienmöglichkeiten im Energiesektor informieren, erbrachten vollen Einsatz auf dem Energieergometer, testeten E-Auto und Segways und erprobten ihren Erfahrungszuwachs in einem Quiz.

Allen Mitorganisatoren und Unterstützern gilt unser großer Dank!!