German Exchange 2018

The week of Saturday 22nd to Saturday 29th September 2018 saw thirty pupils from throughout the School, accompanied by staff members Mrs Dorman and Miss Elwood, commence the academic year by participating in its annual exchange with long-established 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 a plethora of worthwhile activities, such as: a tour of Lippstadt along with a visit to Kletterpark Climbing Park on Monday 24th, a day trip to Dortmund to visit the renowned German Football Museum on Tuesday 25th, a barbeque for the entire group on Wednesday 26th and a trip to Cologne, featuring a visit to the 28th floor of the famous Köln Triangle Building to get view across the Rhein, on Thursday 27th.

Each year the German Exchange between Grosvenor and ‘Evangelisches Gymnasium’ which is, incredibly, now in its twenty-first year of existence, proves highly popular and provides an excellent opportunity for Grosvenor’s German students to improve their language skills in a real-life environment.

Many thanks to Grosvenor's Head of German Mrs Dorman who not only participated in this year’s trip but also puts a huge amount of effort into diligently organising it year-upon-year, as well as fellow German teacher Miss Elwood, without whose attendance the trip would not have been able to run.

The second leg of the German Exchange will take place in March 2019, when pupils from Evangelisches Gymnasium are scheduled to 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 which already exists between the two Schools.

Grosvenor's German Exchange contingent during their week-long visit to Lippstadt in September.