Séjour interculturel et artistique: Heidelberg 2017
From the 24 to the 30 October as a part of the artistical and intercultural project financed by the OFAJ (Franco-German Youth Office), eight young people from Montpellier came to Heidelberg in Germany, where they’ve been welcomed by the Werkstattschule.
The program for the week was to discover the partner’s place, the Werkstattschule, a sculpture initiation with someone from the organization and different cultural visits in the city and the surroundings.
The Werkstattschule is a place in periphery of Heidelberg where different people work together to create, realize and implement personalized playgrounds in schools or neighborhoods.
To do so, they have at their disposal great workshops, carpentry in particular.
Our youngsters from Montpellier have been able to use these spaces and get the support from staff members for their creation all along the week.
Eight sculptures will be placed all along one of the entrance access to the Werkstattscule have been made.
Project participants also visited the town and its monuments, seeing them within different models and therefore a photo rally have been organized.
Socio-linguistics workshops has been carried out all along the trip, mostly in the form of games co-animated by Adrien, socio-linguistical trainer. These workshops have permitted a first approach of the german culture and language as well as a linguistical « unblocking » : Not speaking the language doesn’t stop from communicating, or understanding each other’s !
The whole trip went in joy and happiness. Thanks to the regular speaking times, each youngster was able to find his place in the group.
Very positive outcome, thanks everybody !