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 who participated had a most enjoyable time and gained valuable cultural insights into the German way of life as well as improving their linguistic competence.
Mrs Godwin, Languages.