19 to 21 January was a fun-filled weekend as we had the privilege of attending the second International Youth Congress, held in Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, Kolkata. It was on Sustainable Development. Each of us attended unique workshops, which were on food, personality development, awareness about the UN goals and much more. They each dealt with issues regarding environmental sustainability. Many different organisations and society workers made us aware of the problems faced by the world, and how to solve those problems. On the last day of the workshop, our parents were invited to the event, where we showcased what we learnt at the workshops. This event was truly an eye opener which made us, the next generation, aware about nature and the ways to conserve it by 2030. We want to thank our school and Goethe Institut for giving us the opportunity to take part in the Youth Congress.

Umdenken, the exhibition at Max Mueller Bhavan. The class 7 and 8 German learners visited the exhibition

The teachers and students from our German partner schools (Gesamtschule Ückendorf, Gelsenkirchen and Ricarda Huch Gymnasium, Gelsenkirchen) arrived on 15th November 2017 and will be in Kolkata till the 27th of November.

The exchange group students cooked the recipes in the school lab. The recipes were created by them and feature in the food calendar. 

The exchange programme teachers and students from Germany along with their counterparts from MHS interacted with the German language learners of class 8. They shared their experience in India as well as in Germany during the exchange programme. 

Ms Laura from Germany was invited by Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata to conduct a workshop on Food trails for our exchange programme. The students visited the local market as well as the supermarket to enquire about the food trails. They also designed food trail posters with their partners. 

10 students and 4 teachers from Germany along with the exchange programme counterparts went on an excursion to Sunderbans on 17th and 18th November for their project 'Think global live local.' They interviewed the local villagers to find out about their livelihood and how they nutritionally sustain themselves. Apart from the project work, they not only experienced the cultural dance programme put by the locals, but also the wildlife. 

he music band „Raggabund”, a Munich Dancehall-Reggae music group is performing live in Kolkata, at Vidya Mandir today. 

In order to make this more exciting for the students, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata organized a Video-clip making competition for the young learners in the partner schools. Students in a group of two had to create a video-clip for one of the songs of the German reggae band ‘Raggabund’. 

Ishani Basak and Mayukhi Ghosh of class 9 from MHS won the competition. 

Our young german learners as well as the teachers were overwhelmed to be a part of the live concert. 

Franziska Speiser,  our intern from Germany,  has been taking German classes in the school, as well as been conducting weekly presentations followed by quiz for classes III, IV and V. Her sessions were not only fun but also very enriching and informative.

Our Deutschind members celebrated the opening of 'Oktober Fest' which was witnessed in Germany on 16th September this year. They watched videos of the ceremony and tried to imitate their folk dance, also known as the 'Schuhplattler Tanz. ' They also choreographed their own version of the Schuhplattler dance.