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Impressions of a Student from Braunschweig

By on Apr 3, 2015

With the fantastic support of various members of the Bath-Braunschweig Twinning Association I was able to attend St Gregory’s School Sixth Form in Bath for three months, from January to March 2015. It was an amazing experience. The school and the people were so welcoming and made me feel at home from the start. I learned so much, from haemoglobin to Henry VII and ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. Thank you so much to Mr. Friel, the Headteacher of St Gregory’s and the staff, everyone from the BBTA who helped me to make my dream come true and Simon and Shirley, my fantastic host family. I hope that students from Bath will come to Braunschweig and there will be an active exchange between our two beautiful twinned cities. Pia Landsmann (Student)

Industrial Heritage Exhibition on Saturday 7th March, Bath City Football Club, Twerton Park.

By on Mar 2, 2015

On Saturday 7th March sees another of Bryan Chalker’s Industrial Heritage Exhibitions at Bath City Football Club, Twerton, between 10am – 4pm, with free admission to exhibitors and public.  This latest event will focus on the achievements of Stothert & Pitt and other manufacturers located in and around the City of Bath and draw attention to the fascinating links with RMS Titanic and other famous ocean liners of the period. Exhibitors include Avon Valley Railway, Saltford Brass Mill, Royal Mineral Hospital, Museum of Bath At Work, Kennet & Avon Canal Trust, Claverton Pumping Station, Radstock Museum, Bath & North East Somerset Heritage Services and Bath Heritage Watchdog.  Bryan will also be exhibiting a range of antique toys, trains and domestic packaging from his huge collection of memorabilia. As an added attraction, there will also be a bar and light...

The Ralph Allen School exchange with the children of Franzsches Feld School in Braunschweig.

By on Feb 10, 2015

At our meeting on Friday February 6th, the German teacher from the Ralph Allen School and five of her pupils gave us at talk and presentation of photographs from their recent visit to the Franzsches Feld School in Braunschweig.    The children enjoyed their visit, and told us about the school itself and how the children there learn English.  They were very impressed by the level of their English speaking.  During the visit the children went to the VW works at Wolfsburg and other places of interest.   The children stayed with host families, some of whom were lucky enough to visit Hamburg and Berlin.    Good friendships have developed between the school and the children, and it is hoped that a party of children from Braunschweig will visit Bath in the near future.

Does Bath Spa still hold Water? by Richard Wyatt

By on Jan 26, 2015

You’re invited to join a debate about the role of Bath and European Spa at the Komedia Centre in Westgate Street on March 5th. It’s a free day-long session – complete with expert presentations -  which will take a look  at what thermal spa waters have and will mean to Bath in the past, present and future. Spa towns are a unique form of settlement and do not conform to the usual settlement types established for the purposes of protection, worship, kingship, politics, industry, trade or expansion. The Great Bath – part of the Roman bathing complex built around the thermal waters. They were cities of leisure and health, where boundaries of class and gender were blurred, and where artistic and cultural activity came to the fore. These places of healing were the first tourist destinations, attracting people to stay for lengthy periods of time, inventing themselves as...

The Ralph Allen School´s German Exchange visit to Braunschweig November 2014.

By on Dec 9, 2014

On 23 November, a group of twenty one KS4 German  students departed to Braunschweig, Germany to take part in the school’s first ever German exchange. This exchange is not only supported by the school but also the Bath/Braunschweig Twinning Association, who have been generous in providing financial support for this new venture. The group spent considerable time in lessons in our partner school, “Integrierte Gesamtschule Franzsches Feld,” to support the learning of English across the board.  Excursions included a trip to the Volkswagen Factory in Wolfsburg, which gave a fascinating insight into the production of VW cars, and a visit to Phaeno, which is an interactive science museum sponsored by the VW AG. The group also visited the amazing Christmas Market in Braunschweig and many students were treated to a full day excursion to either Hamburg or Berlin by their host families. Students...

The next Committee Meeting is on December 12th 2014.

By on Nov 28, 2014

Please note that we have moved our next meeting from Dec 5th to December 12th at 2pm in the Guildhall.