On Friday, 22.06.2018, our multiplier event took place at the Kastelbergschule Waldkirch as part of our school anniversary, as well as the “Heimattage” in Waldkirch. This year, Waldkirch celebrated its anniversary: 1100 years since the city’s foundation. The Kastelbergschule also celebrated an anniversary: our school became 50 years old this year! A big party accompanied this event.
The ethos of the HIMIS project reflected these activities well, as the students spent a whole school year thinking about ‘homeland’ and its implications and then celebrated the school festival.
The festival was officially opened by the school management who gave a short introduction to the film ‘Heimat’. The participating students and the teachers were then introduced to the audience and the film was shown to a wide audience. Many visitors came to the opening and were very interested in the HIMIS project.
Other performances took place every 45 min and every show was well attended. Between the performances, the students were available for visitors to ask questions and to offer feedback. While the film was being presented in a room, the students interviewed the visitors and received feedback on their work.