In the western German town of Arnsberg, youngsters teach senior citizens how to use smartphones and tablets. In return, they up their chances of getting an apprenticeship.
The playground: What started out as a gathering point has become a vital part of urban planning in many cities, especially in northern Europe – and an important element in children's development.
Processionary caterpillars, whose hairs can cause rashes and breathing problems, have spread across Germany, residing in oak trees. Some have suggested the infestation is linked to climate change.
Senior German conservatives want to set up new "values lessons" for refugee children in German schools, according to a newspaper report. The standards are to be held above cultural or religious views.
The Rent a Teacherman program aims to put more men in elementary schools. It's about time: In the state of Bremen, where the project is based, more than 20 percent of elementary schools don't have a single male teacher.
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