I work as an art teacher in a primary school. Our school specializes in children who learn German as their second language. It is very common that I teach traumatized and insecure children that don’t speak German at all. When I spend my time during the breaks in my atelier and watch the 450 pupils play on the schoolyard, I fail to see any hostility that is based on nationality. There is no shyness between them, I never hear a discriminating word. Neither skin colour nor a veil stand in way of friendships and even the children who can’t join a conversation can always join a game. Watching the children at jump rope, I discovered this special closeness that deeply touched me. The pupils concentrated on jumping properly, were tangled up, started laughing, sung rhymes and watched each other, laughed with each other. All that created a special bond of unity.