This November saw Friesland school again working together with Trent College and Dreieichschule in Langen for the fourth joint German Exchange. 16 Friesland students and 10 Trent students welcomed their partners from the German school for a fun filled week of trips and shared activities. The first day was a trip to Alton Towers, and although the weather was wet, it didn’t seem to dampen too many spirits. German students then got first hand experience of British family life, including trips to a football match, to London, to Cadbury World and much more over the weekend. Back in school on Monday for a taste of a typical English school day before an official welcome by Councillor Mike Wallis at Trent College.
Media Project day followed on Tuesday. Mr Cleaver, Mr Lane and Mr Raffel helped students to plan their own ghost stories (with the help of a few costumes and props) and then it was off to Newstead Abbey for a tour of Byron’s haunted family home, and a chance to film their stories. On Wednesday, students enjoyed a trip to the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham and a chance to do some shopping in Nottingham before coming back to Friesland to watch the edited versions of their ghost stories. Finally, on Thursday morning, Friesland students worked together with their partners to offer a German Breakfast Experience to approximately 100 local primary school children. There were a few tears when it was time for the German students to leave, but for once that’s a good sign, and many students are already counting down the weeks until it’s our turn to visit our partners in Langen in June.