Many families fled from the Ukraine to Bavaria before the Russian war of aggression. Their children go to school there - and find support from teachers who also come from Ukraine.
Munich (dpa/lby) - In grades five to nine, more than 700 people from Ukraine teach their young compatriots at the Bavarian schools. The numbers could initially only be extrapolated, according to the Ministry of Education, since the school year in the Free State had only started the previous week. Not all schools have reported their numbers yet.
According to the ministry, around 30,000 children and young people from Ukraine are currently attending Bavarian schools. In elementary schools, Ukrainian children go directly to regular classes and receive additional German language support. Bridging classes are set up in secondary schools to prepare students for regular classes. "A total of around 830 established bridging classes for grades 5 to 9 at middle schools, junior high schools, business schools and high schools were reported at the start of classes," said a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Education.
Of course, there is also the possibility for schools to use people from Ukraine as teachers or support staff outside of the bridging classes. However, the ministry does not record their number.