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On the trail of forest animals

On the trail of forest animals

22 children from the kindergarten of the carl-platz school spent half a day in the herzogenaurach dohnwald forest. Forest ranger heike grumann and trainee frederik hiemenz taught them all kinds of interesting facts about the life of forest animals in winter.
The cold in the woods couldn't hurt the thickly wrapped children. But how do the animals actually protect themselves from the cold in winter?? Sure, some get a dense coat and eat a thick layer of fat in the fall, others look for a hiding place and keep winter sleep or hibernation.

Looking for a warm hiding place

Which hiding place is probably the best to keep warm? The children were given the task of finding a hiding place for a film canister filled with hot water that would keep them as warm as possible. Before that, the temperature of the water was measured: +80 degrees. Then the children went out in teams of two to find good "winter quarters" for their "animal (film canisters). After for all "animals" once a hiding place had been found, the search continued into the forest, where different animal tracks – footprints, looseness and frab traces – could be discovered again and again.
When asked what squirrels do in winter, most children knew the answer: they hibernate, that is, they sleep a lot in their burrow, but they wake up every now and then to eat. In the role of a little squirrel, the after-school children were able to re-enact autumn and winter. Each child was given seven nuts to hide in the forest. Then it was time for the winter rest – to retire to sleep and in between to look for the hidden nuts. Many people realized how hard the struggle for survival in nature can be – not every little squirrel had survived the winter.
Oh yes, what was actually going on with the "animals"? (film canisters), which the children had hidden in the morning? They were taken out of their hiding places on the way back to the forest. Again the temperature of the water was measured. For some, the temperature dropped to 2 degrees, for others only to 9 degrees, depending on how well the hiding place was protected with branches, leaves or earth.
Natascha ruff

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On the way to the master plan

On the way to the master plan

Horst graf plans ahead. Tenders are being invited for a PR agency and a two-year photo shoot. In addition, the appearance of the tourist information is to be lifted. On the one hand the virtual – the homepage coburg-tourist.De is being revised. And in herrngasse itself, graf wants to have it rebuilt. The planning for this should also start this year, so that 2021 can be built. And when this construction site is finished, it’s time for the next one, the really big one: starting in 2022, graf wants to develop a master plan for tourism, with everyone who has anything to do with tourism: hotels and restaurants, the retail trade, the suppliers and service providers of the hotels, and even the gas stations, because not all guests will arrive by train. At least that’s how the 57-year-old describes it. "We don’t need an external assessor, we find out ourselves what we want", he emphasizes. In order to accompany the process, consultants would be needed, and he wants to look for them in 2021. Then "milestones" are to be reached the master plan is intended to help achieve "feasible and with a timeframe".

From north to south to the center

Born in scheinfeld, he started out as an administrator; as deputy head of the steigerwald tourism association, he grew into the field of foreign traffic. In order to improve his chances, he added a degree in tourism management to his studies. Then he was drawn away from the steigerwald: first to the baltic sea resort of binz, where he stayed for five years, then to bad worishofen, where he was spa director for four years. In 2016 he moved to oberstdorf. The post there was regarded as a "hot seat. Before him, several spa directors had already left after a short time – the town, one of the strongest tourist destinations in the allgau region, is not easy to manage. Graf was also managing director of the local thermal spa and caused considerable discussion when he announced the closure of the more than 40-year-old thermal spa in oberstdorf in may 2018. There were water losses, hygiene problems "it would have been grossly negligent to continue", he says. Although the municipal council approved the closure and also a new building, graf decided in the fall of 2018 to stop in allgau.

Then the coburg offer came up, which is practical for graf because his wife works for the tourist information office in frankenwald. But, he says: in coburg, some things have to be worked out. So it is not even clear which tourists visit coburg. Clearly, for his current marketing concept, graf and his head of tourism, oliver hack, have defined four target groups: "small-town geniuses", "active nature geniuses", "more mature culture lovers" and the visitors of events like samba-festival and christmas market. But who will actually come and for what reasons is not known, says graf. "And then it gets difficult."

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Imbalance in apprenticeship positions in the habberge district: these areas urgently need applicants

imbalance in apprenticeship positions in the habberge district: these areas urgently need applicants

Low birth rate, shortage of skilled workers, weak economy – and yet no doom and gloom: the committee for labor, economy and regional development of the habberge district council dealt in its meeting in particular with the current training situation in the habberge district. The local discrepancy between applicants and advertised positions is sometimes massive.

More current news from the habberge district: conservation unfinds a central heating power plant?

According to peter stretz of the employment agency, the training market has developed in favor of applicants over the past ten years, as there are more advertised positions than applicants. In august 2019, there were 612 in-company training positions for every 511 applicants in the habberge district. But not every area benefits. "Young people want to do more office jobs after finishing school", explains stretz. While there are 64 applicants for every 27 available positions in the administrative sector, the situation is reversed in the skilled trades and nursing professions.

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Deputy state school spokeswoman from neunkirchen am brand

deputy state school spokeswoman from neunkirchen am brand

The 40 bavarian district school representatives from all types of secondary schools elected six new state school representatives and their deputies from their midst. Wendy vogl-riggioni from neunkirchen am brand middle school was chosen as deputy state school spokesperson. The district school representatives met at the first state school conference to discuss school and district issues and to elect a new state school council.

"We listen attentively to the regional school council, because it reports back to us what moves the young people and how they want to be involved in the shaping of school. I would like to see a culture of democratic participation actively practiced in everyday school life", explains the bavarian minister of culture michael piazolo (). Secretary of state anna stolz also appreciates the schools’ involvement at the state level. "The state school council is an important voice for us in education issues."

The state school council is a democratically elected representative body for all schools, and since august 2008 it has been anchored in the bavarian law on education and instruction. It represents the concerns of the students of secondary, middle, secondary modern, vocational and technical high schools, grammar schools and vocational schools. He has the right to be informed and consulted on fundamental school matters that affect schools, for example, changes to the law on education or school regulations.

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Carl platz gave the keynote speech

Carl platz gave the keynote speech

Bernhard panzer it was a sunday in may 1952, when the people marched in a procession from the town hall on the market square to the wiwa pond. There was a special event to mark the occasion. After all, the construction of a school was imminent. It took place on this 25. May only the laying of the foundation stone for the school building, but quite deliberately the entire population was invited, in addition to the citizens from the school district municipalities of burgstall and falkendorf.

The act of consecration was accompanied musically by the fire department band, as well as vocally by the folk choir, liederkranz and werkvolk. A girls’ choir from the girls’ school at the kirchenplatz also performed. Ministerial director carl platz arrived from munich for the ceremony. The school was later named after him and still bears his name today.

Carl platz, a native of upper bavaria, had made a special contribution to the rebuilding of the city of herzogenaurach in the post-war years. And for these services also received the honorary burger of the city. "Whenever herzogenaurach had a particular worry – and that was often the case – carl platz stepped in to help and advise", wrote the FT on the occasion of the 70. Birthday of the honorary burgher. Especially in the construction of the school he had been very active.

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Helpers organize trip to fladungen

Helpers organize trip to fladungen

"Plan less and live more, this is the conclusion michael volkel of the helferkreis draws from his experiences in working with refugees. He has been involved for several years with some others in the help circle in ebenhausen and gives german lessons for the asylum seekers.

When learning the german language, there are always excursions into history, geography and local history, and sometimes even social studies. This gave rise to the idea of an excursion to the open-air museum in fladungen, where all this can be experienced. In this way, the families living in the refugee accommodation in ebenhausen could be given the opportunity to combine the pleasant with the useful in a joint excursion.

The journey is also short and the museum has a lot to offer with its numerous activities, especially for children. However, the helpers had to take the muslim fasting month of ramadan into account when planning the event. At the moment there are about 30 people living in the refugee shelter in ebenhausen, about half of them are children. Different nationalities like afghan, armenian, ukrainian, chechen, russian and somali are represented.

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Thanks to the parent guides

Thanks to the parent guides

"Before we protested for a long time, we took matters into our own hands."This is what bernhard schmitt thought together with some like-minded people. And to make their children’s journey to school safer, they launched a parent guide initiative. That was 20 years ago. Since then, a total of 110 parents from groblangheim have helped schoolchildren cross the street at the crossing between robgasse and kranzerweg. Now the community thanks the volunteers for their efforts.

In winter, when it’s cold and dark in the morning, they stand in their orange warning vests with a trowel in their hand and hold up the traffic so that the children can safely pass the busy street. Actually, the initiators wanted to have a traffic light or at least a crosswalk installed at that time. But there was not enough traffic for that back then. There is now an abundance of it. The parent guides exert an educational effect on their post: not only the children feel the effects, but also the car drivers slow down at this point, female bernhard schmitt

Angelika droll and gabriele hack are also on the post this tuesday morning. Wrapped up thickly against the cold and supplied with hot tea, they are on the job for about an hour. The procedure is always the same: shortly before 7 a.M., the two buses arrive for the onward journey to kleinlangheim and wiesentheid. Until everyone gets in here, chaos reigns a bit. Especially when fresh snow invites them to romp around, there is hardly any stopping the children. When the buses have left, there’s a short break. Time for tea and small talk. There’s also time to get to know the other person, who may still be a little unfamiliar to you.

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Pastor from neuensorg stood up to the nazis

His great-nieces, katharina hoffmann (80) from wirsberg and hanni rattler (75) from kupferberg, can still remember their great-uncle quite well, who died on the 26th of june. He was ordained a priest in bamberg on july 1914.
He was chaplain in scheblitz and field chaplain in the first world war. Later he came into conflict with the national socialist rulers – as did other church representatives. Thus the maria-ward sisters were removed from the school service and elsewhere people demonstrated against the removal of crucifixes from classrooms.

The sisters became curious about the story of their great-uncle after the publication of the book "unforgotten with thanks and respect – franz rathgeber, pastor in the third reich", the pralat klemens fink wrote.

The author comes from herzogenaurach, where franz rathgeber was a pastor from 1930 to 1942. In the foreword fink notes: "it is high time that the outstanding priestly personality of rathgeber as a pious and brave pastor in the difficult years of the nazi regime for the church and for upright christians is highlighted and recognized for all time as a leading figure."

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Roland gotschel: already a coach at 22

Roland gotschel: already a coach at 22

Half a century has passed since roland gotschel took up his first coaching post at FC neuenmarkt. It was the springboard for a successful career as a coach. The former elementary school teacher, now 72, was promoted to the bavarian league with FC bayern hof, FC lichtenfels, FC kronach (each in the regional league), FC neuenmarkt (in the district league), and celebrated the preservation of the bavarian league with TSV trebgast.

For many years gotschel was 2. Chairman of the upper franconian football coaches' association and active in coach training for the association.

We spoke to roland gotschel after he was honored by FC neuenmarkt for 50 years of membership.

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Kulmbach district: no talent should be lost!

kulmbach district: no talent should be lost!

With the second dialog forum, the district of kulmbach has taken the last hurdle on the way to becoming an educational region. The education coordinator at the district office, nicole neuber, presented the application process and the working groups also made recommendations for action based on the core statements.

Harald vorleuter, as spokesman for the conference of school supervisors, was very impressed by the presentation and was convinced that the district of kulmbach had a good chance of being awarded the quality seal "education region in bavaria" to be honored. District administrator klaus peter sollner () welcomed, in addition to the heads of the working groups, especially government president heidrun piwernetz and the ministerial representative of the ministry of education, harald vorleuter, who used to be principal at the MGF in kulmbach.

District administrator sollner recalled the kick-off on 5 june. April 2019 with the first dialog forum: "we were not the first in upper franconia, but in the meantime our education coordinator nicole neuber has done a great job. A lot has happened, and around 70 committed citizens have come together in the five working groups and formed various focal points." The aim is to network school and after-school education programs, to open up schools to the region and to help young people in special circumstances.