Thiruvananthapuram: Trivandrum International School (Trins) is hosting eight students from the Herzog Christoph Gymnasium in Beilstein, Germany, for over a week. The children are in the state to get a feel of life here.
The German students are accompanied by two teachers. Trins is in a student exchange programme with the German school, and the visiting students will study topics like the role of women in Kerala society, Kalaripayattu (the traditional martial art of Kerala) and Technopark (the state's IT hub).
The team arrived here Oct 28, and will be in Thiruvananthapuram until Nov 10.
They interacted with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday. The students also visited leading non-governmental organisations, besides the CVN Kalari and Technopark to conduct interviews and collect data for their projects.
They also visited historical landmarks in and around the city.
They joined volunteers of the Trins Social Service Programme in their routine teaching visits to government schools in poor neighbourhoods and interacted with the young school children and the teachers in these schools.
The German students were also invited to stay with the families of their Trins partners.
Earlier, under the exchange programme, a group of nine Trins students and two teachers visited the Herzog Christoph Gymnasium in Germany and interacted with students and their families there.