German Exchange 2012

The week of Saturday 15th to Saturday 22nd September saw some thirty pupils from throughout the School, accompanied by staff members Mr Cowan, Miss Elwood and Mrs Farris, participate in the annual exchange with their German partner School ‘Evangelisches Gymnasium’ in Lippstadt.

During the course of the week the Grosvenor contingent, who were each hosted by separate German families for the duration of their stay, were afforded the opportunity to participate in such activities as mini golf, a trip to Bielefield Castle, a tour of Cologne Cathedral and a Gondola trip across the Rhine. 

Each year the German Exchange proves highly popular and provides an excellent opportunity for Grosvenor pupils to improve their language skills in a real-life environment.

Many thanks to the three staff members who gave of their time freely to participate in the trip, as well a Head of German Mrs Fiona Dorman whose organisation helped to make it possible.

The second leg of the German Exchange will take place in the new year, when pupils from ‘Evangelisches Gymnasium’ come to Northern Ireland to be hosted by the families of those Grosvenor pupils participating in the exchange – we look forward to welcoming our German partners to the School during this week and continuing the successful and long established link between the two Schools.