Students of German and German senior participants in front of the Lindt Chocolate Café after they watched a German movie (“Wintertochter”) about intergenerational contact and experience.

German film excursion

Students of German and German senior participants in front of the Lindt Chocolate Café after they watched a German movie (“Wintertochter”) about intergenerational contact and experience.

Senior German participants and students of German from Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers Hill Campus, 3 August 2011 

Students of German and German senior participants in front of the Lindt Chocolate Café after they watched a German movie (“Wintertochter”) about intergenerational contact and experience.

Students of German and German senior participants in front of the Lindt Chocolate Café after they watched a German movie (“Wintertochter”) about intergenerational contact and experience.

In order to celebrate two years of participation in the ARC Linkage Project, Year 12 students from Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers Hill, invited their project partners to join them for the screening of the movie “Wintertochter” at the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) in Federation Square, on 3 August 2011.

This highly acclaimed German-Polish coproduction (Winter’s Daughter), which was shown as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival, was very well suited to the project, presenting content relating wonderfully to the topic of intergenerational contact and experience.

After the movie the group walked from Federation Square to Collins Street to have a special treat luncheon at the exquisite Lindt Chocolate Café in Collins Street.

Students of German and German senior participants discuss the movie “Wintertochter” over lunch.

Students of German and German senior participants discuss the movie “Wintertochter” over lunch.

The senior participants and the Project Officer from Monash University, Frau Ramona Baumgartner, have all established a warm friendship with the students over the duration of the project.

The highly successful excursion was organised by the German teacher Frau Renate Just and all involved thoroughly enjoyed a day of immersion into the German language in very pleasant surroundings. 

Written by Renate Just, German teacher and program coordinator at Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers Hill Campus
Published in the school newsletter, 12 August 2011. Adapted by Ramona Baumgartner