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The Johann Comenius Schule

- Is a secondary school in a rural area in the North of Germany not far from Hamelin home of the famous legend of “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”. The school has about 330 students aged between 11 and 16 years and around 30 teachers. -


Is a secondary school in a rural area in the North of Germany not far from Hamelin home of the famous legend of “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”. The school has about 330 students aged between 11 and 16 years and around 30 teachers. When the students leave our school after grade 10 they either start an apprenticeship (which the school promotes very much) or continue at a vocational school. As we are in a rural area and the school has a manageable size the world here is still very much as it should be. We are familiar with the problems of the big cities but so far we have only very little experience in this respect. The JCs has a long tradition with Europe, students exchange and international projects.

Over the last fifteen years the school has successfully managed four Comenius/Erasmus projects as coordinating school and we are highly motivated to start the fifth one. Besides we have student exchanges with Poland, Sweden and Italy some originating from former projects and other go back to the initiative of teachers or people from the community. Parents and students very much link our school to pan-European cooperation and the chances to go abroad in a student exchange while engaged in project work. The staff of JCs feels very much obliged to continue these activities because they have experienced the benefits of European cooperation in former projects.

The school has got an efficient Erasmus team with long experience and even so the long-time coordinator is retiring this year there is already a successor who has been able to collect experience in past projects to take over. The principals’ attitude towards project work is very positive so that we get all the support we need. The school and the Erasmus team have a lot of expertise in operating projects so they can be a great support for the partner schools especially those that are new in the Erasmus business like the Finnish school. Besides our school has a focus on volunteering and we have close contact with the local economy which is very helpful for us whenever support is needed as to factory tours or the provision of goods or other facilities.