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From Goslar to Budapest: Continuing exchange programme with students from Germany and Hungary

After Márta Gajdosné-Szabó from the Kempelen Farkas Gimnazium in Budapest visited her Science on Stage partners Ute Eckhof and Dr. Walter Frank from the Christian-von-Dohm-Gymnasium in Goslar with four of her students in September last year (see blog report 07.09.2015) the German students now went for a return visit from 06-12 April.

Together with their teachers Ute Eckhof and Axel Klaus the German students got acquainted with the Hungarian culture, language, history and, of course, chemistry through mining. To solve scientific problems the Hungarian and German students simulated a multi company using a common language and thereby not only deepened their skills in doing research but also in how to communicate as an international group!

The exchange project ‚Mining in Europe‘ is part of the German-Hungarian teaching concept ‚Worldwide Mountains‘, jointly initialised by Ute Eckhof and Dr. Walter Frank and Márta Gajdosné Szabó. At the Science on Stage Festival 2015 in London the German-Hungarian Joint-Project was rewarded with the European Science Teacher Award for its enthralling idea how to combine metals science in chemistry with local mining.

Budapest meets Goslar: Student exchange follows successful teacher exchange

From 02-07 September Márta Gajdosné-Szabó from the Kempelen Farkas Gimnazium in Budapest and four of her students went for the student exchange ‘Mining in Europe’ in Goslar. They were welcomed by Ute Eckhof and Dr. Walter Frank from the Christian-von-Dohm-Gymnasium, both teachers for chemistry. Together with their German exchange partners the Hungarian students went to examine the Rammelsberg, a former mining area and World Heritage Site and participated in laboratory experiments on chalk at the research facility of the FELS-Werke GmbH in Goslar.

The visit of the Hungarian students is a return visit: Last June the German students from Goslar were already invited to Budapest.

The student exchange ‚Mining in Europe‘ is part of the German-Hungarian teaching concept ‚Worldwide Mountains‘, jointly initialised by Ute Eckhof and Dr. Walter Frank and Márta Gajdosné Szabó. At the Science on Stage Festival 2015 in London the German-Hungarian Joint-Project was rewarded with the European Science Teacher Award for its enthralling idea how to combine metals science in chemistry with local mining.