2017 Snow hits the Odenwald
Our Odenwald friends posted photos of beautiful snowy scenes in the Odenwald with more snow due and temperatures falling.
What a wonderful sight it is to see and experience.
See other photos in the Gallery section under Snow!
Report re German Student Workplacements in Falkirk
For several years, with the support of Falkirk Council and Falkirk Community Trust, Odenwald Association members have been pleased to arrange Student Work Placements within the Falkirk area for two students from the Beruflicheschule in the Odenwald. Each year, two students have been given the opportunity to experience work in different locations under the supervision, guidance and training of Falkirk Council and Community Trust staff. Members undertake the organisation of accommodation, airport transfers and social involvement, taking the students on trips to give them a flavour of Scotland and Scottish hospitality.
In Summer last year, from 2nd July to 23rd July, the two students, Denice and Saskia, visited Falkirk for a 3-weeks work placement; the first week they worked in the Provost's Office at Municipal Buidings, the next week they worked at Falkirk Library in the centre of Falkirk and the last week the girls worked at The Helix Park, where the Kelpies are located and also at Falkirk Stadium where Falkirk Community Trust have offices.
The Odenwald Association has received the following report from Denice about the visit in her own words.
"The work we did those three weeks was very varied and interesting. We got a great experience of what it is like to work. Beside the work, we also explored some interesting sights from the area, like The Pineapple house, the Airth Castle, the Trossachs, Glasgow, St. Andrews, Edinburgh and The Highland Games in Balloch.
For us, the stay in Falkirk was a time to grow. We grew with our tasks and the people we worked with. We got to know ourselves better and we learned to asses ourselves better. Furthermore, it was great for improving our language skills.
While staying in Scotland, we met many kind and different people. Our stay was incredible and a memory for life. We will miss Scotland and the people very much!
To conclude, we would like to thank everyone for turning this time into such a great experience.