MUNICH — (MunichNOW News) — The “Klarlweiher” local lake in Haimhausen, has been home to fishermen and nature lovers for many years. The paths and bridges were used by the wider community, who, in days gone by, enjoyed leisurely walks around the lake’s perimeter. However, over time, vegetation has slowly grown over and bridges have broken down into disrepair, and it has been used less and less often.
Over the past few years Fabian Holland, Grade 10, has observed the decline of the pathways and bridges, and he’s often dreamt of what it would be like to restore it to its original glory. Fabian proposed his idea of a project to the local fishing club in Haimhausen, who are also committed to restoring the “Klarlweiher”, and with the support of Albert Lindbrunner – Head of the Fischerfreunde Haimhausen e.V. – the project was started.
Now Fabian has recently completed the construction of a 5-meter-long footbridge as part of his MYP personal project. His project was not only intended to simply construct a bridge but also to try and initiate a chain of similar projects to obtain his end goal of repairing the “Klarlweiher” so that it can be enjoyed again.
The bridge is the culmination of weeks of research, planning, designing and building and it showcases his skills as a budding engineer. He was quick off the line, completing the initial groundwork before the summer holidays and since then he has continued to make steady progress on his project.
On 30th September 2017 Fabian put the bridge in place on the inner path around the far end of the main lake, with strong support from the BSA Munich Scout Troop 21 and members of the Fischerfreunde Haimhausen e.V. They also cut back a huge amount of vegetation around the back-path areas to make the old paths more accessible. The bridge can easily be identified with the small plaque screwed onto the bridge which commemorates the achievement.
Fabian hopes that his project will inspire others to complete their own projects on the lake, like his. He is also planning to set up an activity for students at Bavarian International School e.V. (BIS) to complete similar projects as well to regenerate the area.
Rob Clements – Head of Design Technology & MYP Design Teacher
Fabian Holland, Grade 10 student at BIS
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