My name is Lisa Paprotny I am 16 years old and I am from Frankfurt, Germany. As our teacher told us about the project I didn't realize how important the Project would be for me. I hadn't much information about my soldier, but still with the information I had I felt somehow connected with him and I was expectant to see where he fought and where he's buried. But as we visited the graveyard "Langemark" sadly I didn't find his grave.
In my opinion this project is very important, and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to take part in it. I was impressed how my emotions changed when I entered the graveyards, but the most depressed I felt was when we went in the trench. I imagined how it must have been inside those narrow paths. We saw many places, where sad thing happened, but also, we went to the parliament in Brussels.
With this project you occupy a lot with WW1, deepen your knowledge and you get to hear the opinion of people from another country about it. Also with this project the time during WW1 won't pass into oblivion and the soldiers, who fought and died won't get pushed into the background, because each student will remember their own "adopted soldier" in a special way.