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  1. 1. ! Leinwig – Education & Culture p. 1 of 2 ! ! LEINWIG – EDUCATION & CULTURE As a major educational hub in the region, it is a great concern of policy makers to enable all citizens the participation in education and culture. The city has a wide network of public and private schools as well as secondary education facilities and nurseries. Currently, there is no university in the city. Leinwig libraries and archives form a bridge between the cultural and educational establishments. The Northland region is a leader in terms of providing nurseries and has also assumed a leading role in the expansion of full-time schools. Leinwig offers a wide range of cultural activities. The theatre Leinwig is located right in the heart of the city and is the only professional theatre in the city and surrounding region that holds the sections of music theatre, acting and ballet, as well as their own stage for children and youth theatre. It is one of the smallest theatres in Germany, which presents three different sectors of the performing arts (opera, plays and dance). Besides that, Leinwig has a large number of lay stages, which also produce regular shows. There are two cinemas in Leinwig: a large cinema with 10 theatres and an art house cinema with four theatres. Independent films and cinematic specialities are shown in the art house cinema „Bali“. Sport clubs are integral to the community in Leinwig. The program ranges from A like Aerobics to Y like Yoga and engages Leinwig citizens of all ages, from the toddler to the pensioner. Doubtlessly, movement positively influences the ability to learn, health and development at school. For this reason, the city Leinwig encourages the networking and cooperation of sport clubs with other educational facilities, from the nursery onwards. A number of bars and restaurants are located door to door, especially at the ‚Alten Hafen’ and in the ‚Schneiderstrasse’. Some have live-music, special offer days and other specialities. Food and drink nourish body and soul. Not to say the people of Leinwig don’t enjoy having their culinary goods outside. Every reputable cafe, every restaurant, which is able to, will serve open-air – with warm blankets if necessary. Restaurants in Leinwig stress the value of regional offers. In 2007, Leinwig was the host of the first national ‚Tastedays’. The historic city is already a type of open-air museum per se, but it does hold some additional museums. The most important museums are the ‘salt museum’ in the building of the former saline, where the significance of salt in the medieval times and the salt extraction are visually presented, the ‘Leinwig Landesmuseum’, which shows the culture and history of the region in the prehistory up to 1945, as well its direct neighbour, the ‘brewery museum’ with its valuable drinking vessel gallery (from 1200 years). Currently, a new regional museum is under discussion: The “Leinwig Museum” shall be created by merging two long-established museums in the city, the historic museum and the natural history museum.
  2. 2. ! Leinwig – Education & Culture p. 2 of 2 ! ! General education 13 elementary schools in the city (one of which is a catholic elementary school, 3 are all-day elementary schools) 1 secondary school 2 middle schools 1 secondary and middle school 1 special needs school 3 high schools 2 comprehensive schools Private Schools 1 Montessori School (Elementary school) 1 Waldorf School After school care The educational after school care is offered in all 13 elementary schools in the city and in the Montessori school. Student numbers for the school year 2013/14 Primary schools: 2978 in 127 classes Secondary schools: 653 in 32 classes (Including students from middle and secondary schools) Middle schools: 1004 in 41 classes (Including students from middle and secondary schools) High school: 3895 in 150 classes Comprehensive schools: 504 in 20 classes Special needs school: 178 in 16 classes Total: 9212 in 386 classes Average: 23,87 students per class Higher education institutions 4 vocational schools 1 community college 1 music college 1 study centre for distance learning 1 administration and economic academy 1 academy for East-West cooperation 1 vocational training centre for manual crafts Childcare Nurseries: 14 with 1.567 places Public: 35 with 1.710 places Special nurseries: 6 with 176 places Total: 55 with 3.453 places!