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Thank you for the answers, Mr. Born!

Daniel Born, vice president of the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg and constituency representative for the southwest of the Rhein-Neckar district, visited the vocational Gymnasium and the bilingual Gymnasium of the HPC on 03.03.23. He was able to make the work of the state parliament and the work of a member of the state parliament tangible through many examples and personal experiences. Our students were especially interested in the school system and the future of democracy.

Prepared for the workplace: the professional internship

Grow for the Future means that we also prepare our students for their future careers.

With this in mind, our 9th and 10th graders at the vocational high school completed their internship from May 30 to June 3. They independently looked for professions and internships and gave their teachers an insight during the internship visit.

The internship always takes place in grades 9 and 11 for at least one week. Due to Corona, the 10th graders first had to take a break - now they could finally catch up on their internship.

The internships were as diverse as our students: For example, Arina was in the Heidelberg Orchestra and Henri was in the Heidelberg Zoo.

Curtain up: We cooperate with the Heidelberg Theater

The Realschule, the bilingual Gymnasium, the Berufskolleg and the vocational Gymnasium have had a cooperation with the Theater Heidelberg since the school year 2020/21. Unfortunately, this could not be fully exploited in the last school year due to Corona. However, we will make up for this in the new school year.  

The cooperation with the theater means that each class will attend a play or concert of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg once a school year at a "student price". The play is selected and booked by the class teachers. For the younger classes, there is a choice of plays from the "young theater", which are adapted to the age of the children.  

The aim is not only to make performances from all sections of the Heidelberg Theater and Orchestra accessible to the students, but also to give them the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes. The aim is for the students to gain a deeper understanding of theater and build a longer-term bond.   

Flying high: BG9 at the Speyer Climbing Forest

Lots of classwork and often in online classes: this school year has demanded a lot from all students*. Due to the Corona relaxations, field trips could take place again at the end of the school year - a time everyone was looking forward to. 

Class 9 at BG used the field trip days to visit the climbing forest in Speyer with Mrs. Langbein. A great destination for a trip where team building is the top priority.

The students had a lot of fun and were also able to further integrate two exchange students into the class community.

London is calling!

BG8 went on an exchange trip to London in 2019. Read more about their impressions here: 

"Our first English language exchange to London was a great success! HPC students from BG8 and EK classes spent 5 nights in the English capital together with students from FSLZR. Our partner school, Lampton School in Hounslow, welcomed us warmly, and we all enjoyed seeing firsthand what life is like in a large comprehensive school (Lampton has over 1,500 students!). We took a tour of central London and saw a wonderful production of "Mary Poppins" in a West End theater. We also enjoyed everyday experiences such as shopping in supermarkets and riding the Underground. Although our exchange partners were unable to visit us in Heidelberg this year as planned, we hope that the friendship between our two schools will last for many years to come!"

Pauline reports on her internship

In the 11th grade, all students at the vocational Gymnasium complete an internship. Pauline Neureither was interested in the teaching profession and was able to get a taste of everyday life in the profession through her internship.

Where did you do your internship?
At the Carl Freudenberg Elementary School in Schönau im Odenwald.

What did you do during your internship?
During the one-week internship at the elementary school, I was in the second grade the entire time and took on a wide variety of tasks there to support the classroom teacher. The main task here was, of course, to help the children during the independent work phase and to support them with questions. Checking and jointly improving incorrect assignments was also part of my work. In addition, a large part of my time consisted of observing the teachers as they implemented a wide variety of teaching methods. But of course I also took on practical tasks, such as copying and sorting teaching materials or distributing letters to parents. Furthermore, on the last day of my internship, I was allowed to design my own lesson in order to teach the children something new in a playful way and to gain new experiences at the same time.

What did you learn in the process?
Although the internship was only one week long, I gained an incredible amount of impressions and new experiences in this relatively short time. I learned how important it is at elementary school age to prepare topics in such a way that the children enjoy learning them and how much patience the teachers have to show in order to motivate the children again and again. It is also a challenge to do justice to all the children, because some just learn quickly, while others need a lot of support and work more slowly. Now I also know what it really means to prepare a lesson and how much work is behind it (preparation and follow-up time included). But also how great the feeling is when the children then understand exactly what you have so painstakingly taught them!

To what extent did the internship help you in your choice of career/studies?
The internship confirmed my interest in the teaching profession even more, because I carried out all the tasks with a lot of joy and enthusiasm and learned a lot - so the teaching profession could definitely be an option for me! But regardless of whether I work as a teacher or in another profession, it is clear to me that I would definitely like to work with children and young people in the future. The internship was a complete success in terms of professional orientation!  

Our Artwork

Lesson: Impressionism and Expressionism (J1; Sj 20/21)

The new way of seeing the world has been achieved by our artists in an impressive way.


Lesson: Architecture and model making (J2; Sj 20/21)

Who doesn't dream it - the dream of owning their own house.

Here, the architects of J2 have made their dream come true, even if only as a model for the time being.