Our German languages pupils were reunited with their exchange partners when they spent 10 days in and around Bad Segeberg over the half-term break.
Nearly 40 of our fifth years and upper sixth formers travelled to north Germany for the return leg of the exchange with students from Städtisches Gymnasium.
Lubeck and Hamburg
As well as joining their partners for lessons in school, our pupils explored the beautiful cities of Lübeck – famous for its marzipan – and Hamburg, where they enjoyed a tour of Hamburger SV’s Volksparkstadion and then saw a much smaller version of the city at Minatur Wunderland – the largest model railway in the world.
There was also time for ice skating and a trip to enjoy the sunshine on the beaches of the Baltic Sea, giving our pupils the chance to embrace the country’s culture and practise their German – standing them in good stead ahead of their upcoming oral IGCSE exams.
The pupils from Bad Segeberg visited Stockport Grammar back in the autumn term, when they spent a week improving their English with our pupils’ families, at school, exploring the north-west and – most importantly – making new friends.
The exchange is an annual event, with plans already well under way ahead of welcoming another set of Städtisches Gymnasium students later this year.