As we are getting closer to Christmas and the northern winds blew some special visitors our way. No, we are not talking about Santa Claus this time. Instead, we were happy to welcome two teachers from our exchange partner school in Örebro, Sweden at CEG. After having visited the Carolinska Gymnasiet in Örebro this September, it was time for a return visit from 5 to 9 December here in Erlangen.
Our guests were shown around our historical school building by some of our students and attended several lessons. The Swedish teachers told us that they were especially impressed by the cleanliness of our students and the highly structured approach of our lessons. In addition to this, we had the opportunity to introduce them to some regional Christmas traditions like „Lebkuchen“, „Spekulatius“ and the beauty of our Christmas markets.
Next to the goal of getting to know each other’s schools and hometowns more closely, we advanced our planning and preparations for our mutual exchange with students of our 10th year in March 2023. The focus will be on education for democratic participation, global citizenship and international politics as well as cultural exchange.
We are already looking forward to seeing our Swedish friends again early next year and will be reporting here on the CEG homepage and on our Instagram channel https://www.instagram.com/erasmusceg/ .
Merry international Christmas
The Erasmus+ team