Kerala fascinates German students hosted by Trins

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 7: Trivandrum International School (Trins) is hosting eight students from the Herzog Christoph Gymnasium in Beilstein, Germany, who are in the city to study Kerala’s culture, education and socio-economic scenario.

The German students and their two teachers, who are at Trins as part of a student exchange programme, are working on projects that cover topics such as the role of women in Kerala society; Kalaripayattu; and the Technopark.

The team arrived on October 28 and will be in Thiruvananthapuram until November 10. On Wednesday, they met and interacted with Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy.

The German students have already visited Abhayagramam, Saigramam, the CVN Kalari and The Technopark to conduct interviews and collect data for their projects. They also travelled to historical landmarks in and around the city including Kuthramaalika and the Padmanabhapuram Palace.

They joined volunteers of the Trins Social Service Programme in their regular teaching visits to government schools in impoverished neighbourhoods. The visiting team interacted with the young schoolchildren and their teachers in these schools.

The German students were also invited to stay with the families of their Trins partners.

Earlier, under the exchange programme, a group of nine Trins students and two teachers had visited the Herzog Christoph Gymnasium in Germany and interacted with the students and their families.

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