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A ballet teacher lives her dream in habfurt

A ballet teacher lives her dream in habfurt

Instead of horn-rimmed glasses and a chignon, uta moller-reub wears plastic glasses and red, short hair. When she tells strangers that she teaches ballet, the question that usually follows is: "and what do you do during the day??" "As if being a ballet teacher wasn't a full-time job", snorts the 44-year-old. In the meantime, she takes such revisions quite calmly. But when she has the opportunity – as she does now – to clear up a few professional misconceptions, she is happy to do so.

Waiting for the first lesson
Uta moller-reub has been dancing since she could walk. As a child, she moved to folklore and children's dancing in her hometown of konigsberg. When she saw an operetta with ballet dancers for the first time at the age of seven, she knew what she really wanted to do: ballet.

"But back then there was nothing in the habberge district. My parents had to drive me to bamberg. We were four children, that was not possible", recalls the 44-year-old.

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Hochstadt: farewell to the good spirit of the gymnasium

Hochstadt: farewell to the good spirit of the gymnasium

For years, there was a delicious smell of leberkas in the air when you entered hochstadt high school. It came from the kitchen of janitor christina lau and her husband paul. In addition to their manual work, the two also organized the break sales – and did so with a lot of heart and soul. While paul lau had already retired four years ago, his wife followed him on monday. He will be succeeded by fritz hofbeck, who is working as a jumper for various schools, but will remain in hochstadt for the time being.

It was an era that was coming to an end, noted director bernd lohneib. The pair had already been at hochstadt high school since 1980, and also partly looked after the old junior high school with. But what sets christine lau apart is her open, friendly manner: "over the years, you’ve been an important point of contact for the students when they’ve had a few aches and pains, looked back at lohneib.

Always responsive, always with an open ear. This is how the schoolchildren will remember the janitor. But it’s not only her liver cheese that remains legendary, but also her deco. Whether it was christmas or easter, christine lau always had the right decorations in the cellar – and thus ensured a pleasant atmosphere at the gymnasium. "We are a family here", looks back at her farewell. They often sat together, the contact went far beyond school and work. And she says: "I have learned a lot". By talking to teachers from different departments, but also by the excursions she was allowed to go on.

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Here the spirit must still blow strongly

Here the spirit must still blow strongly

Ursula harris shrugs her shoulders. Pentecost? "Oh yes, I know that there will be vacations then. But I don't know what whitsun means", the hallstadterin. "Already as an altar girl I always mixed up the holidays", it invokes a somehow ecclesiastical past. For sonja hofmann from breitengubbach, too, pentecost means "school vacations" for the time being. "I am not so uberchristian", she murmurs. Only robert schwank from hanau is a little more explicit: "I know from pentecost that fire rained down from heaven and the holy spirit came." This is how he read in the bible "but i don't understand this passage of the bible", he confesses. And besides, it is difficult for him "to be devout on two days", he still alludes to the whit monday holiday.

The spirit must still be blowing strongly: here on the land of the state horticultural show, where the small survey starts. One hope is the garden of religions: is there someone there who knows about whitsun?? An attempt: "pentecost means nothing to me, it's just a day off", says klaus seitz from munich, who was attracted by the colorful blood tent. "I have nothing to do with church holidays", he laughs apologetically. The next question is: "the holy spirit was sent to the apostles to go to the people and to bring the gospel to us", says brigitte helmrich from amlingstadt. Bull's eye! Finally.

In fact, pentecost, the christian feast of the holy spirit, is having a hard time holding its own next to christmas and easter. "Pentecost is so intangible", explains sabine keppner, who is on duty in the church garden. She is an evangelical religion teacher and experiences in her lessons at the primary and secondary school in strullendorf how difficult it is to communicate the feast of pentecost. For the six-, seven-year-old children, she could probably hand them pentecost as the "birthday of the church" bring close. The older ones try to use the symbolism of "enthusiasm" to give something of the whitsunday fire: "the apostles found courage to go out to make known", sabine keppner brings another pentecostal component into play.

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Enthusiasm for a testimony in faith

Enthusiasm for a testimony in faith

Reuth – this traditional fub and bicycle pilgrimage of the reuth village community is always an uplifting experience and a confessing testimony of faith. After a long day and a tiring journey, 31 hikers and nine cyclists, who were supported by a few companions by bus, reached the desirable destination with great joy.
On the way to the basilica, the concerns, worries and notes of the pilgrims and their families were taken along. The bright joy in the nature created by god and the desire for a just truth in faith could be felt in all participants on this day.
The starting point of the memorial hike was the reuther mary chapel. Under the protection of the mother of god, the elementary school and the.30 o’clock the hiking group, consisting of protestant and catholic christians, on the strenuous way to the picture of grace of the most holy trinity in the basilica of gobweinstein. Through the seebachgrund, along the dechsendorfer pond and the main-danube-canal, the inn "zur linde" was reached in the morning around 6 o’clock achieved in effeltrich. After a short rest with a generous breakfast and the careful care of the fube, the journey continued to mittelehrenbach, on the fube of the "walberla" located.

Contemplation and orientation

there took place at 8.30 o’clock in st. Wendelin a service for all pilgrims and their relatives with father claus bayer from the sacred institute notre dame de vie in weisendorf. The holy mass with the pilgrims was read in special frame and prayer memory of all deceased of the village reuth. In his sermon, father claus focused on some words from the gospel of john. They give us reflection and orientation in our encounter with god and in the joy of pentecost.
After a sausage breakfast in the beautiful club house of the mittelehrenbacher local associations the more difficult part of the way was mastered with the crispy high ascent to wichsenstein. On the traditional pilgrimage path further to gobweinstein, the "rosary full of light" is an essential part of the migration and helps to overcome the last strains. Here in this community and spirit, the enthusiasm for a testimony in faith can be experienced in a particularly noticeable way.
With the praise of god "be praised and exalted" in honor of the holy trinity and the old french mariengrub "meerstern ich dich grube" (i am the star of your pit) all previous worries and painful strains are forgotten. But the real joy of this special day remains. After the prayer of blessing and dinner together, this unique hike came to a good end.
The common joy of walking and the open commitment to christianity will continue to shape the character of this ecumenical group and maintain the old french pilgrimage virtues for the next generation. If you want to forget your everyday worries and be inspired by the experiences in the community, this is the place for you.
Alfred vahrmann

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Rohl uber ratzinger film: “like under a burning glass

Rohl uber ratzinger film:

The german-brite christoph rohl has made the abuse of children and adolescents his main film topic. He made a documentary and a feature film about the abuse at the odenwald school.

In his new documentary, he addresses the gross abuse scandal in the catholic church. It is a portrait of the german pope benedict XVI., about joseph ratzinger.

How did it come to pass that from pope benedict XVI. So fascinated are they that they made a film about him?

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More than teaching in the digital space

More than teaching in the digital space

On 7. March is the sixth anniversary of digital learning day in germany. It was initiated to draw attention to the importance of digital education. According to the pisa study, germany ranks last among the oecd countries in the use of computers at school. Meanwhile, new tools are increasingly being used in teaching in this country.

The clavius grammar school in bamberg has been teaching its students the right way to use technology for several years now: it is one of 90 schools participating in the "reference school for media education" project participating in an initiative of the state ministry for education and culture. The teachers and schoolchildren are testing the internet portal "mebis – landesmedienzentrum bavaria".

State secretary for education and cultural affairs bernd sibler and state secretary for the environment melanie huml were on site to find out about the first experiences with the portal in the classroom – and to get some suggestions for further development. Mebis is more than teaching in virtual space. It is for many the entrance to a self-understanding handling of the laptop. In class 8 a of the clavius grammar school, at least, there is no doubt about it. Every schoolchild has a small 11-inch macbook air lying on the desk in front of them in german class.

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Graduation appeal at mgf: “be who you could be!”

graduation appeal at mgf:

Not "stay as you are" philipp roth wished everyone well, but his vision is: "be who you could be!" Because if everyone uses their full potential of strength, then this generation can succeed in improving and profoundly changing the world. To the good, philipp roth and iris bodenschlagel made clear.

At the beginning of the baccalaureate there were 78 baccalaureate students. 76 were admitted to the baccalaureate, 16 of them had to take additional examinations. "14 students had too few points in german – and 14 too few in math", principal hans-werner fischer didn't mince his words. And in the end six of them did not pass the school leaving examination.

Criticism of school policy
But it wasn't a bad year, it's a trend. "Wouldn't it be better to teach the children to read, write and count again??", fischer criticized school policy and spoke in fist verse, which has lost none of its validity. He told the students: "always be a little friendlier than absolutely necessary!"

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The green cyclist arrow is being tested here

the green cyclist arrow is being tested here

For claus reinhardt of the city’s building department, the cyclist’s arrow is "a good thing in itself, but also not a free pass in the sense of: i’m in the right and can simply drive in on the right." There must always be coordination with other road users. Because from the cyclist’s point of view, pedestrians and cyclists coming from the left initially had priority.

In 2017, the GAL city council group had requested to apply for participation in this pilot project. The city had taken up this suggestion. GAL councillor kiki laaser says that even without the arrow, many cyclists are already crossing at the red light: "but at the moment it’s an offence, even if the traffic would actually allow it. Nothing will change, but now this common practice will be legalized. But still everyone has to stop." After a year of testing in bamberg and eight other cities nationwide (including munich, coln and stuttgart), the federal road construction agency wants to take stock – and possibly roll out the model across the board.

"The other grunpfeil has been around for a long time. And many, unfortunately, still don’t know how to use it properly", says reinhardt. The principle for both the new and the old arrow is: pull over, stop, look, and turn right when the road is clear. However, there are also places where this does not work so well, where either no one stops or many simply do not drive, even though no other vehicle is coming.