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Time after the war at Icking high school: With the shovel to physical education

2021-11-29T19:07:08.436Z

The Ickinger Gymnasium is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Our newspaper is taking this anniversary as an opportunity to take a look at the eventful history of the educational institution, which was founded as a secondary school in 1921, at random. Today: the time after the war.



The Ickinger Gymnasium is celebrating its 100th birthday this year.

Our newspaper is taking this anniversary as an opportunity to take a look at the eventful history of the educational institution, which was founded as a middle school in 1921, at random.

Today: the time after the war.

Icking - The history of the Rainer-Maria-Rilke-Gymnasium Icking is also a history of many moves, construction work and provisionally furnished classrooms.

The "higher private educational institution", as the mouse class founded in 1921 was soon allowed to call itself, was able to quickly move into a pretty nice building - the so-called Bullrich Villa.

It is named after the father of a student who owned an estate in Mörlbach and who kindly made the property, where he once lived, available to the teachers and students.

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New home: School founder Alfred Vogel with his protégés in front of the Bullrich Villa in 1927.

© Schweiger archive

After the war, however, this house was bursting at the seams - and had to be supplemented by three wooden barracks that could not really withstand any weather.

They were heated with cannon stoves.

The floors had “cracks that were centimeter thick”, as the archivist Peter Schweiger from Ickingen - he himself went to school there in 1953 and 1954 - remembers.

"It may have whistled through, and in the summer some of the grass also grew in there."

Perhaps the whistle went all the way through there, and in the summer some of the grass also grew in there.

Community archivist Peter Schweiger remembers the old school barracks

The new building at today's address, Ulrichstrasse, was tackled in the early 1950s and the students were able to move into it in 1954.

Not only did the parents support this “major project”, as the former German teacher Peter A. Plößl writes in the chronicle, financially.

The students were also involved in the construction work.

"Imagine what would happen today if a school principal assigned students to construction workers," said Plössl.

Times have changed a lot.

The people of Ickingen inaugurated the new house in the best of moods.

Alfred Vogel, the son of the school founder, recalls that the celebration turned out to be a real “folk festival”.

Students even pulled the secretary over to her new office in a wagon.

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Physical education in 1950: students help with the work on the new building. 

© School archive

At the same time, wistful voices were loud - in view of the fact that the time of makeshift arrangements was now a thing of the past once and for all.

“It is very certain,” said one of those involved at a reunion party in the summer of 1959, “that the Ickingen school has lost some of its old charm with the new building.” It is now no longer raining in any class.

And, he added with a wink: "... the biology class today probably lacks the illustrative material that we used to find in our beloved barracks in the form of all sorts of interesting vermin."

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By the way: Everything from the region is now also available in our regular Wolfratshausen-Geretsried newsletter.

Source: merkur

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