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Getting to know Germany

Recently, a group of girls in Years 9 and 10 who study German visited the Kopernikusschule, a school in Freigericht, near Frankfurt. Kopernikusschule is the biggest school in Germany, with around 2,500 students!

The girls stayed at the homes of their German exchange partners and followed their lives for five days, in order to find out about life in Germany and, most importantly, to improve their German.

As well as spending time in the school over their stay, the girls were able to experience much of the local area. They took part in a town quiz with their new friends; they enjoyed the local delicacies including green sauce which consisted of potato salad, coloured boiled eggs, jelly and custard; they took part in film animation workshops; and they visited Frankfurt, sealing new friendships by attaching a padlock to the Eiserner Steg Bridge and throwing the key into the Main (river).

“The partnership with this school has been running for 10 years now,” said Mrs Bell, Head of German at Redmaids’ High, “and you can see why, as the students – both our girls and their exchange partners – get a great deal out of it in terms of learning about languages and about each other’s culture.”

The girls are looking forward to seeing their new German friends again soon, when they visit Redmaids' High this June.

Date Posted: 11 May 2018
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