Huttengaudi with and without dirndl

Huttengaudi with and without Dirndl

The carnival weekend was in Strullendorf completely in the sign of 36. Prunksitzung of the Strullendorfer Gaaskeeser. A well-structured and varied program, a great atmosphere and lots of applause for the athletes on two days in the sold-out Karl Wagner Hall.

This year the slogan of the Prunksitzung was: “Huttengaudi”. Accordingly one had let oneself for the stage picture and the decoration a quite imaginative and also the Elferrat came suitably to the slogan with Dirndl and Lederhosen. President of the meeting Wolfgang Buhner led through the program and presented with much charm and some “Strullau” the obligatory Gaaskeeser medals.

Olympic Games

The present political celebrities had to “work hard” for their medals this year. At the “Olympic Games at the Hutt’n were first target security, speed and good co-ordination demanded. But with the disciplines “Hau den Desel”, “Skiing” and “Kuhmelken there were still deficits with all present ones, but their order got them nevertheless.

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Road traffic: little cyclists know their way around

Road traffic: Little cyclists know their way around

The little cyclist has learned a lot. “I feel safer after the traffic education because I am now much more familiar with the rules of the road”, sums up fourth-grader Lara Nublein from Scheblitz Elementary School. She passed the cycling test as part of traffic education the theory with zero faults, the practice with only one. “But this test was also harder, because I had to drive there and at the same time pay attention to the many signs.” With this result, Lara is among the best in her class and was awarded an honorary pennant.

Yesterday, the elementary school student and her class received an honorary cup in Trunstadt, because the fourth grades of the elementary schools in Litzendorf, Scheblitz, Muhlendorf and Stegaurach were the most successful. During traffic education, one innovation in particular, which was introduced three years ago, should sensitize the students to potentially dangerous situations in road traffic: driving in “real traffic”. The elementary school students ventured away from the training ground into public traffic and drove under the supervision of the training police officers.

Certainly, this also contributed to the fact that the district of Bamberg has a top rank in Europe. This also pleased Michael Utz, for 30 years responsible traffic educator for the western and eastern county. In the past two years, there have been no accidents in which a child with successfully completed traffic education was involved “so according to statistics, we are ‘European champions’ in traffic safety for the second time”, he says not without pride.

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The new “36 kreisla is there

The new '36 Kreisla is there

The new “36 Kreisla is there! The county beer, whose name was inspired by the 36 municipalities of the county, was celebrated by an honorable audience at the tapping in the Farmers’ Museum. For the sixth edition of the district beer, Buttenheim’s traditional breweries Sankt Georgen-Brau and Lowenbrau worked hand in hand.

No, a joint beer pipeline there is not yet! With this fun old brewmaster Norbert Kramer (Georgen-Brau) made clear with the tapping only that the two breweries do not tear themselves apart in competition. The result was a festive beer that the district had chosen to celebrate its 90th anniversary. Birthday itself has given.

A beer “brewed exclusively from domestic barley and the very finest aroma hops”, as Kramer explained. He had his sons Daniel and Noah at his side, who have also devoted themselves to the art of brewing beer. Lowenbrau represented by its brewmaster Stefan Zeller. Beside many mayors from the district municipalities also guests from the “large one” were present Politicians, university and church representatives, business people, public authorities and the public at large came to test the eagerly awaited county beer.

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Rock gardens: rather offer consultation, instead of prohibition

The question, how the market Wiesentheid wants to proceed in the future with the topic gravel gardens, occupied the members of the environmental committee in their meeting. Committee chairman and local councillor Harald Godron (Bundnis 90/Die Grunen) put up for debate whether the municipality should in future include a regulation prohibiting such areas in its development plans. In addition, the question arises as to whether the recently issued development plan for the future construction area “Seeflur III” is to be implemented should be changed once again. One goal could be to establish a design statute for open spaces.

The committee members were divided in their opinions. On the one hand, prescribing what a garden should look like would be an intrusion into the privacy of citizens. On the other hand the municipality should point out possibilities for house builders, how one could put on a green area, or a garden, meant the third mayor Helma Schug (CSU). Committee member Robert Kaiser (Feuerbacher Liste) said that citizens should not be told how to design their areas. It would by no means all, which build, a rock garden to put on. In addition, the water for watering would become even more valuable in the future.

Councillor Otto Hunnerkopf (CSU) commanded that citizens could not sign for biodiversity, but at the same time seal their gardens. There are many ways to select plants that can survive on difficult and dry soils, even with relatively little water. In addition Hunnerkopf reminded of the fact that also in the development plans it stands, how a property is to be planted.

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The whole year of nature on the track

The whole year of nature on the track

The “Environmental School” program was launched in Hamburg in 1994 and has become the largest environmental program in German schools. In Bavaria, 348 schools were certified as environmental schools this year, including the Kleinlangheim elementary school, as reported.

The title “International Agenda-21 School” is awarded by a jury after the schools have applied via a survey form and documentation. The award may be worn for one year.

Topics such as energy, water and waste, ecology, nutrition, one world or traffic are worked on in cooperation between school, parents and extracurricular partners such as business, community, clubs and neighborhoods.

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In knetzgau, the school has already become a “house of learning” become

The days of frontal teaching and rows of desks are long gone. Today, even elementary school students work in groups, in projects – and especially for the all-day classes, school is becoming an important living space. That’s why at the last meeting of the “All-Day Network” the following was on the agenda the subject of “rooms as a third pedagogical partner” on the program. The Dreiberg school in Knetzgau, which was completely redesigned, was the object of the tour.
Contact persons from all schools with full-day programs in the Hassberge district belong to the “Full-Day Network, organized by Sven Steger and Silke Toedter. Sven Steger is also the vice principal in Knetzgau, and his principal Antje Schon was happy to give a tour of the renovated building, which was adapted to the modern requirements of a school as a learning environment when the general renovation was due to take place.
“This is also possible in an old school building, if the awareness is there”, she emphasized during her tour of the. The municipality Knetzgau had invested together with other financiers altogether 14 million euro into the reorganization. But many ideas and suggestions could also be implemented in existing buildings without having to demolish half the building.
The 354 children who attend the elementary and middle schools in Knetzgau learn in clusters: the classrooms also include rooms for differentiation, a “marketplace” for each, and a teacher support center and a teacher base.

Teachers very impressed

The teachers from the entire district were very impressed by the implementation of what the Ministry of Education is also aiming for with the new curriculum. The teachers were really enthusiastic about the For-Ex room at the middle school: Instead of physics and chemistry, “research and experimentation” takes place here in a real learning landscape, because there are even “trees” here.
In the subsequent round of discussions, the focus was on ways to turn one’s own school into a “house of learning” how the framework conditions for small group work and discussion circles could be improved. Is the purchase of trapezoidal desks worthwhile and how do we create access to a sufficient number of computers for our students??

“Inviting places of probation

The concept in Knetzgau is about promoting the key qualifications of communication skills and willingness to cooperate, and setting the framework for the social self-organization of the school of the future. Schools should be inviting places of trial and error, spaces for discovering possibilities and potential, places where you are allowed to make mistakes, said Antje Schorn. It was very pleasant that teachers and architects cooperated with each other in designing the school, and that the municipality as the cost bearer was very open to the new concept. After all, Maria Montessori said: “The room is the third teacher.” What she meant was that it’s not all the same in which environment children are taught.

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Giffey: schools should consistently report anti-semitism

Giffey: Schools should consistently report anti-Semitism

The latest anti-Semitic incidents in German schools are calling the German government and the Central Council of Jews to action.

Over the weekend, Federal Family Minister Franziska Giffey appealed to schools to report every case of anti-Semitism, radicalization, racism and open hatred to the school authorities and to deal with it.

Central Council President Josef Schuster lamented that the number of anti-Semitic incidents, as well as the level of violence, was increasing “threateningly” in Europe. “Unfortunately, this also applies to Germany, unfortunately, especially around schools,” he told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

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Saale-zeitung bad kissingen: farewell to the “soul of the publishing house

Saale-Zeitung Bad Kissingen: Farewell to the 'soul of the publishing house

Actually, Roswitha Kaufmann should have received her “pension at 63” two and a half years ago can make use of: She has long since completed her 45 years of professional. But: “I just wanted to get involved, I always enjoyed the contact with people, especially with young trainees, says the 65-year-old. At the end of October, the time has come for the Ramsthaler to retire on 10 October. October is her last working day at the office of the Saale-Zeitung in Theresienstrasse Bad Kissingen. “Ms. Kaufmann was the soul of the publishing house, a calming influence in times of change, and a reliable person who always had an open ear for all her colleagues, Managing director Alexander Subat appreciates Kaufmann’s work.

In 1977, she started working at the publishing house T.A. Schachenmayer to. At that time, the company had 220 employees, the newspaper was still printed in Theresienstrasse, and next to the large press were printing presses for posters, death pictures and books. “I didn’t want to stay for more than half a year, but then my ambition got the better of me”, Roswitha Kaufmann recalls with a laugh. In the end, it’s been a good 41 years.

Roswitha Kaufmann, born Hausler, is actually from Hersbruck, went to school in Lichtenfels and only came to Ramsthal as a teenager. At the “Hegler” company in Oerlenbach she began her apprenticeship as an industrial clerk in 1967. In 1969, she married her husband Gunther, and in 1970 daughter Birgit was born, but she continued to work. It wasn’t until her son Steffen was born in 1975 that she took two years off to raise his son. After that, she moved on to the publishing personality Kuno Schachenmayer, who later liked to tease fellow entrepreneur Wilhelm Hegler that he had snatched Frau Kaufmann away from him.

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Search for newt and frog

Many young explorers are particularly interested in the renaturalized “Horlacher See” This is a project of the Einhard elementary school, which has thus become an “environmental school” Promotes. But also for the market town itself the renaturation of the lake is a matter of the heart.
For a long time the lake lay silted up in the “Sommerberg” forest area. For years there has been an extremely good neighborly relationship with the Schweinfurt Hospital Foundation, which is also the owner of the forest on the Sommerberg. To underline this good relationship was, on the occasion of the anniversary “1300 years Euerdorf”, from the neighbors a “Kaiserlinde planted as a gift. The silted lake area and the planting site are immediately adjacent to each other.
It was quickly agreed that this would be a project for nature and citizens – a point of attraction for young and old alike. The costs to be estimated remained according to mayor Patricia Schiesser “manageable”. The remaining costs were shared by the Schweinfurt Foundation and the market town of Euerdorf. Lake Horlach is one with history. Already in the 18. In the 19th century, the ice for the beer cellars of local breweries was supplied from here in winter.
Several steps were necessary before the lake could be called a lake again. In January, the area was cleared with a harvester. The proceeds of the felled trees were immediately used for the lake complex. After that, the ground was compacted, the inlet of a spring as well as a stream were relocated so that they feed the lake. Elevations on the terrain in the lake were created by heaps of earth and are to serve as islands. Already at the beginning of April there was water in the new lake and also animals and plants had settled in and around the lake.

Research days at the lake

The individual steps were accompanied by the project group of the Einhard elementary school. Already in November, before the work started, the first inspection was carried out. The students were also on site for the clearing of the lake area and had the lake facility explained to them by district manager Wolfgang Kuhlmann as well as Peter Piel from the lower nature conservation authority Bad Kissingen. At the beginning of April, the first research day was held. “Here we searched the lake and its surroundings for plants and animals that had settled with the creation of the lake.”, explains ten-year-old Magdalena. Furthermore the water quality of the lake was examined. The quality was considered “normal classified.
The second researcher’s day took place recently. With Peter Piel and Wolfgang Kuhlmann the changes in the colonization by animals and plants were surveyed and documented. “We found numerous species of animals: Grass frogs, pond newts – juveniles with gills, the damselfly, the small mosaic damselfly and backswimmers.”, counted Simon on.
“Water is life”, says district manager Wolfgang Kuhlmann. “It is fun to explore the lake with the students.” It is particularly nice that the municipality supports here, for example, with a driving service and also the fact that the care by the Einhard elementary school students does not remain unique, but also takes place in the future.
“This is an exciting, unique project that the children can identify with”, teacher Andrea Schafer, who will also be on site with students in the future, notes. “We have taken over a sponsorship for the lake and will always investigate how the life on and in the lake develops, whether there are new settlements and will document this. I am also sure that one or the other student visits the lake even after his time at Einhard Primary School to observe its progress.” The project not only encourages young researchers to get involved with things outside the classroom, but also creates a valuable bond with the homeland.

Lake Horlach
Numbers The Horlacher See has several inlets and is at the lowest point ca. 30 cm, at the deepest up to 1.80 meters deep. Size: Ca. 0.5 hectares

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