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    Old school: German great-grandpa pitches in with homeschooling

    It’s been a while since 81-year-old Gerd Kumbier has set foot in a classroom, but he’s hitting the books once again to help homeschool his great-granddaughters while the coronavirus keeps German schools closed. In a flat in Berlin-Hellersdorf, on the eastern outskirts of the capital, Kumbier is bent over nine-year-old Leyla’s German notebook, watching in deep concentration as she practises her cursive writing. Sitting next to Leyla at the dining table is her sister Melina, seven, who is busy with homework of her own. Both would normally be in class right now, but Germany’s worsening Covid-19 situation has prompted authorities to keep schools closed until the end of January, forcing…

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    Old school: German great-granddad pitches in with homeschooling. — AFP-Relaxnews pic BERLIN, Jan 16 —  It’s been a while since 81-year-old Gerd Kumbier has set foot in a classroom, but he’s hitting the books once again to help homeschool his great-granddaughters while the coronavirus keeps German schools closed. In a flat in Berlin-Hellersdorf, on the eastern outskirts of the capital, Kumbier is bent over nine-year-old Leyla’s German notebook, watching in deep concentration as she practises her cursive writing. Sitting next to Leyla at the dining table is her sister Melina, 7, who is busy with homework of her own. Both would normally be in class right now, but Germany’s worsening…

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    German Great-granddad Pitches In With Homeschooling

    It’s been a while since 81-year-old Gerd Kumbier has set foot in a classroom, but he’s hitting the books once again to help homeschool his great-granddaughters while the coronavirus keeps German schools closed. In a flat in Berlin-Hellersdorf, on the eastern outskirts of the capital, Kumbier is bent over nine-year-old Leyla’s German notebook, watching in deep concentration as she practises her cursive writing. Sitting next to Leyla at the dining table is her sister Melina, 7, who is busy with homework of her own. Both would normally be in class right now, but Germany’s worsening Covid-19 situation has prompted authorities to keep schools closed until the end of January, forcing…

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    Old school: German great-granddad pitches in with homeschooling

    Issued on: 12/01/2021 – 03:16Modified: 12/01/2021 – 03:14 Berlin (AFP) It’s been a while since 81-year-old Gerd Kumbier has set foot in a classroom, but he’s hitting the books once again to help homeschool his great-granddaughters while the coronavirus keeps German schools closed. In a flat in Berlin-Hellersdorf, on the eastern outskirts of the capital, Kumbier is bent over nine-year-old Leyla’s German notebook, watching in deep concentration as she practises her cursive writing. Sitting next to Leyla at the dining table is her sister Melina, 7, who is busy with homework of her own. Both would normally be in class right now, but Germany’s worsening Covid-19 situation has prompted authorities…

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