Today we didn’t have lessons at school, but a project about human beings being different. All students of year 7 took part in several workshops which made us understand the life of physically challenged people better.
Our class started at the gym, where we played basketball in wheelchairs…it was very difficult to score.
After that we had five more workshops: short films on integration, a discussion and short introductions into ergotherapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy.
Here is the free translation of a poem our German and Arts teacher, Frau Dr.Möhring, has written and recited today:
Eulogy to being different
Nobody can just get out of their skin – fortunately.
Nobody looks like you – well, maybe your twin.
Nobody thinks, feels and fools around like you – not even when imitating you.
You are WHO you are because of your parents, friends and fellows.
You are HOW you are because of your experiences, aspirations and dreams.
Love your neighbour as yourself.
Respect their individuality as you respect your own.
Do whatever you can to make that last.
by Dorian, Gina, Marc, Michelle, Philipp and Lorenz