SCHOOL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME PSBB & LMRL

Chennai 

A team of 6 students and 2 teachers of PSBB (Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan) group of schools was invited by LMRL (Lycée Michel Rodange Luxembourg), to participate in a school exchange programme this April.

The exchange programme, which was initiated by Mr.Ambi Venkataraman, Honorary Consul General of India to Luxembourg, Mr.Michel Lanners, Secretary, Luxembourg Ministry of Education and Mrs.Sheela Rajendra, Deputy Dean & Director, PSBB group of schools is now in its second year. The objective of this year’s programme is to set up a Debating Society in LMRL.

The PSBB team has been closely working with the LMRL team consisting of 6 students and three teachers. Over a period of ten days, the students of LMRL were taken through three sessions of the Debating workshop covering different aspects of debating – various formats of debating, PSBB debating format, activities such as Block & Tackle etc.

The LMRL team showcased their debating skills on Tuesday, 28th April at 12.30pm in the presence of other students of LMRL and the host families.

In the course of time LMRL students will make debating an integral part of their school activities. The team will be visiting India later this year and give their input.

The exchange programme, which also included city tour of Luxembourg, visit to Metz, Trier, Vianden & Echternach was a rich learning experience for both teams and fostered a strong relationship between the participants.

 

10 Deeg Indëschen-Lëtzebuergeschen Austausch

 

Mir hunn ons all gefreet , während zéng Deeg eisen indesche Gäscht ons Kultur méi no ze bréngen, an hinnen duerch Visitten, ënner anerem an eiser Haaptstad, zu Veianen, an och zu Tréier an zu Metz, ons d’Land an eis Nopeschlänner ze weisen.

Mee net nëmmen eis Gäscht hu Saache geléiert, mee och mir, notamment wat d’Debattéieren ubelaangt. Am Laf vun hirer Visitt hunn eis indesch Frënn ons a véier verschidde Workshope gewise, wat genau een ënner „Debating“ versteet. An de Workshope, hunn si ënner anerem een ageüübten Debat presentéiert, a mir goufe mat de Regele vum „international Debating“ vertraut gemaach. Hei muss een entweder intuitiv oder ebe mat vill Fläiss an Übung d’Publikum kenne begeeschteren. Am „international Debating“, dat et an dëser Form bis elo zu Lëtzebuerg nach net ginn ass, a mir deemno d’Pionéier dovu sinn, ginn et zwou Ronnen. Déi éischt Ronn ass ee virbereeten « Speech », deen op Argumenter opbaut entweder fir oder géint e fixt Thema. An der zweeter Ronn, dem sougenannte „Rebuttal“, presentéiert all Spriecher eng spontan Reaktioun op dat wat d’Géignerteam sot. Dowéinst ass déi zweet Ronn och ëmmer méi schwéier, mee gëtt och grad dowéinst als déi méi wichteg Ronn ugesinn.

Den Dënschdeg, den 28. Abrëll hu mir sechs e Showdebate, zum Thema „Animal Testing“ virun all onsere Matschüler vun der Troisième am Prüfungssall ofgehalen.

Et woren also zéng onvergiesslechen Deeg wou indesch a lëtzebuergesch Schüler vill geléiert hunn, fir t’Schoul a fir t’Liewen.

 

 

« It was an exchange of culture and language, a way of sharing experiences and getting to know people from another part of the world. All in all, it was a privilege having had the chance to be a part of it and worth every second. »

Drago Dargovic

 

“Twelve unique individuals, two cultures which couldn’t be more different and an infinite source of inspiration.”

Adriana Adrovic

 

“ Eis trennen zwar elo dausende vun Kilometer, awer déi Frëndschaften déi bei dësem Projet entstane sinn, déi sinn fir ëmmer an halen déi Entfernung aus.”

Ivana Lambert

 

“During the ten days our Indian friends visited us we not only laughed and joked around, but we also learnt a lot about other cultures. The most important thing I learnt was how fast new friendships can be built and how hard it is to leave your new friends.”

Caroline Braun

 

“It was an amazing week we had. I met a lot of new great people. I also learnt a lot of things, such as talking more openly in front of people and to understand the behaviour of people from other cultures. I want to thank the project leaders for this great opportunity and I am really looking forward to our time in India.”

Louis Siebenaler

 

“The little secret Santa left this year was better than any before because it transformed my dreams into reality. If knowledge is a brainchild, I learnt experience is its mother.”

Abinaya

 

“From an ocean to a river to a brook, if you know where to look those who will leave you never and remember you forever, catching you when you fall. Thank god because I found you all!”

Abishek

 

“It’s not just about the exchange of students, but it’s about the exchange of culture which provokes learning through diversity.”

Deep

 

“Here’s to Friendship, Here’s to Sharing, Here’s to Knowledge, Here’s to Us…”

Pavithra

 

“Luxembourg is a beautiful country with wonderful people and choosing to come here is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

Rahul

 

“It’s the times we’re so crazy, Trust me, I don’t lie. It’s the times we laugh so hard, we can’t help but cry. It’s all the inside jokes and „remember whens“. Those are all the reasons that we’re best friends.”

Shashank