The students at Mittelschule Gersthofen, Germany, recycle old fire hoses to make various bags and carrying cases for portable electronic devices.
Öko-HS Straßwalchen, Austria is producing a traditional rattle. The rattle is an old tradition that was first mentioned in a book written in Coburg in 1492. In catholic areas, during the Holy Week, children (mostly altar boys or girls) stroll through the streets of the villages and districts with their wooden rattles, in order to remind the people of old sayings prayers and devotions. People used to give them Easter eggs but nowadays they usually give some money.
Between September 2013 and June 2014 the students of the partner schools are faced with a new challenge: creating a virtual company within the school, designing and manufacturing an object and selling it to the partners. The students are supervised by teachers but run the company themselves and make the important decisions. This page will be updated as the project progresses but a preview of the objects is already presented.