Irlandfahrt des Englisch-LKs unter Herrn Scheid
|For my Englisch-Leistungskurs it has become a tradition to say a few farewell words in
English at the end of our time here at the Leibnizschule.
Yes, in using the language of our course some of the most prominent phrases might be kept in
our minds together with events of special interests and just things to remember.
So what will be the nature of this ‘legacy?
|Certainly not a progress report of our
achievements and performances in class,
although it might be interesting to mention,
put in a nutshell- so to say, that the history
of Ireland, Britain and the USA were
exciting topics to deal with, including the
agents of the Elizabethan Age and the Age
But to understand the true meaning of the
progress of that time, the ideas put into
practice, the endeavours taken by brave men
and women, etc. students need more time to
|understand, and it is my hope, that the seeds of knowledge, put into the breeding ground will
grow in each of my students in the most favourable way.
||I hope you will enjoy this Shakespearian metaphor of gardening; no?
Remember King Duncan praising
Macbeth and Banquo!
So like the voyages of the early emigrants
to the New World exploring new and
unknown territory with the concepts they
had learned at home our English course
has also embarked on a journey through
centuries of literature, politics and
philosophy in order to cope with future –
mostly intellectual challenges.
So, having experienced though, that
school does not play the role in the
formation of young peoples characters as
it should, I express my dearest wish that
some of the efforts made and concepts understood, books read and idioms learned will be
|remembered as a meaningful activity of the
Leistungskurs Englisch, and by a lucky stroke,
will contribute to your career prospects.
I’d like to add the skills we also applied and
perfected in our course, like the use of the
computer, presentation techniques, the mind
map activities and power point abilities.
The way my class cooperated and made use of
these skills, especially when giving their book
reports, was a pleasure to me. Here the slogan
‘work works’ is paramount, as we are learners
throughout our lives.
And, in my role as a teacher and human being
I can gladly state that the respect we have
||gained for one another, the working atmosphere we have created
and the progress we have made, I am proud to be the tutor of that
Not for all this course has been a success story, though, but we
are convinced that
their future career prospects will not be hampered by the lack of
For those two students we share the hope of their becoming a
Phoenix, rising from the ashes of the Leibnizschule, with the
others seizing the opportunity of Prometheus’ example and
taking the fire of humanity and wisdom to the people.
The road to success –to use that image again- is paved with a
great variety of abilities, and let us be aware of the talents we
have and how to use them.
|Investing our resources in a liquor store might be a little narrow-minded. But keep your dream
alive, and once you have turned it into reality
|create a new one for your pursuit of
Looking back at the experiences of 12b/13b
the trip to Ireland certainly is worth
remembering, and for that reason I’d like to
add some photos of places we visited, the
people we met and the talks we had.
So let us remember the fine castles,
milestones of Irish history and the bicycle tour
on Aran Islands, the trip to the Cliffs of
Moher, Eddie Lenihan’s Irish tales and the
interesting talks we had together.
So good luck to all of you and take care!