One-way arrows on the floors of the corridors, calls over the intercom to maintain distance, smaller class groups: That’s the new normal in the corona pandemic for students of the Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium in the western German city of Bonn. Those back at school belong to the classes doing state exams this year. They’ve been back at school for real since Monday, preparing for their graduation or intermediate exams. “We have made quite a few preparations,” school principal Frank Langner told DW. Each year has been split up into two groups called cohorts, each with 70 to 75 students. The individual courses have also been spread over two classrooms. There are never more than 15 students in one room. “That way, we can ensure that any infections that happen are limited to one cohort. So we have adapted in-school lessons.” Langer said that thanks to the smaller class sizes, distancing and masks, the risk of infection during class was quite low anyway. Watch video 02:24 Share Should kids return to school? Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3pgaU COVID-19: Should kids return to school despite the risk? Schools throughout Germany are welcoming students back to… Read full this story
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