For the new section of the Upper School 2019/2021 at the Gymnasium Freyung in Germany a project seminar was offered, which deals with the creation of video clips on the topic of first aid, which will be used at the Academy. The suggestion came from the first aid course “Schüler retten Leben”, which took place at the Academy in 2017. Two school paramedics from Freyung took part as instructors, see also the report in the section Activities/School Paramedics. The equipment for distance learning will be used in the project seminar.
Now it is clear that enough students will participate in Freyung in order to be able to go into the detailed arrangement of the seminar. We are already curious about the experiences of the students.
Photo: First aid workshop 2017 at the Academy, Freyung school paramedic supervises resuscitation
On 14 April, the well-known singer Hans Raj Hans, now a member of parliament, opened the “cultural heritage” exhibition in Kirpal Sagar. Since 2018 intensive work had been done on the project of an institution that would preserve the cultural heritage of the Punjab and make it possible to experience it. Suitable premises were identified near the old people’s home, which were subsequently renovated and upgraded for the new task. The joy was great when the new facility could finally be opened.
Photo: shortly before cutting the red ribbon: right Karamjit Virk, Chairman Kirpal Sagar, middle Hans Raj Hans
On the occasion of the opening of the “cultural heritage” exhibition on 14 April, a dance group with their musicians came to Kirpal Sagar. Traditional music could be heard from afar. The foreign visitors admired not only the beautiful costumes but also the impressive mobility and grace of the dancers. The exhibition shows traditional ways of working and typical everyday objects of the Punjab, but also art, music and dance are brought close and made experiencable. Too valuable to let it fall into oblivion.
Photo: Dancers, musicians, guests of honour, organisation team
03. November: At the debriefing in the management of the Academy we hand over the certificates of participation and receive letters of thanks, also for the home school. The first parents had already contacted the headmistress, whose children had enthusiastically told us about the course. An Indian newspaper reported. All in all an overwhelming experience for us.
Photo: German School paramedic trains revival with pupils