German Immersion Day 2019

Well done to Grosvenor’s ever-active German department which recently held its annual Immersion day for pupils in years thirteen and fourteen.

The event, at which those in attendance are required to speak only in German – with communication in their native language firmly prohibited, saw the pupils begin with ice breaker games before a break for ‘Kaffee & Kuchen’ (a traditional coffee and cake - German style!), followed by intensive speed dating to practise topic- specific vocabulary, and a Practice Speaking Test carrousel. Once these activites were concluded, the particiapnts departed the surroundings of Grosvenor to head for dinner at Wagamama in Dundonald – a different venue but with the same German-only rules in place!

As well as all of Grosvenor’s German Year 13 and 14 pupils attending, the event was also attended by Luke Butterfield and Khara Edgar from Our Lady and St. Patrick’s College, Knock, as well as Harvey Jones from Sullivan Upper, each of whom are attending AS German classes in Grosvenor this year.

Last but not least, many thanks are extended to the Head of German Mrs Fiona Dorman, who was responsible for the successful organisation and coordination of the event, as well as fellow German teachers Miss Elwood and Mr Cowan, all of whom were ably assisted by this year’s German Assistant, Constantin Parow, past-pupil and trainee French and German teacher, Jordan Mannus, as well as Ms. Mezza, a German Teacher from OLSPK.

Hopefully the fruits of this superb initiative will be borne come the publication of AS and A2 results this summer.  

Grosvenor's A Level German students hard at work during this year's Immersion Day.