Konradin-Realschule is a modern secondary school in Bavaria. There are about 800 students at our school and 60 teachers. It is the oldest secondary school in our area. Students start in year 5 and graduate after year 10. From year 7 on they can specialize in different fields like maths, business studies, French or art. There are a few students with special needs at our school. For students with dyslexia we offer additional classes in the afternoon. One year 5 class specializes in music which means that every student in this class learns to play a musical instrument. We have got a cooperation with the neighbouring school of further education. We offer different clubs in the afternoon: Business English, Spanish, drama group, band, artistic group, tutors, paramedics. The different groups regularly take part in competitions and also have performances inside and outside school. There are also cooperations with the companies Segmüller and voxeljet and the University of Augsburg (physics).
We are experienced in working together with other people in Europe as there’s been an exchange with a school in France for decades. Also, all of our year 9 classes go on a trip to England and they stay there in host families. Four years ago we started another exchange with a school in Italy. There are always different projects (this year: Good living) that are topic of the exchange. We have also hosted American students that were travelling Europe with the programme “People to people”. Every year we invite native English speakers / teachers to our school to do some lessons with our students. We have taken part in some etwinning projects as well. Some years ago we hosted a teacher from Mongolia and arranged a plan for her so that she could do job shadowing at our school for 3 weeks. Some of the teachers who have taken responsibilities in carrying in out these projects will engage themselves in this project we’re planning. As we were granted an Erasmus+KA1 project some teachers are also experienced in going abroad, staying in host families and dealing with problems that could occur. The Erasmus+ coordinator at our school who has got experiences in most of the above mentioned projects is the one who will supervise and arrange everything. These teachers are used to dealing with different nationalities, are aware of cultural differences and how to solve problems.