Prior to each trip, parents of pupils will receive an information pack containing a more detailed itinerary, emergency contact details, information about where the group is staying etc.
German Student's Visit Belfast
Friends of the Goethe-Institut London
The Friends of the Goethe-Institut London is a charity which focuses on social mobility projects and provides young people from the UK with a first-hand experience of Germany. One of their projects is a Work Shadowing Programme in Schwäbisch Hall. Abbie Fitzsimmons was fortunate to be selected for the programme in October 2019, following a competitive application.
The UK-German Connection ‘Peacing it Together 2’ Seminar
Hugh McDowell and Jasmijn Hofman were lucky to be selected to participate in the Youth Seminar – Peacing it Together 2, which ran in Leipzig from 7-10 November 2019. The event gave participants the chance to build on discussions started last year in Northern Ireland, and explore further the themes surrounding peace beyond borders, such as growing up in a post-conflict society, the role of intercultural youth relations in peace-building and creating a shared future.
Friendship and understanding across divided communities was the main theme throughout the three-day long ‘Peacing it Together 2’ Seminar in Leipzig and Berlin.
UK German Connection Opportunities
Following a competitive application, Ellen Crawford was selected to be part of a group of UK and German young people, who were brought together in Berlin in November 2019 to discuss sustainable consumption and the importance of individual actions. With a focus on three key themes – fashion, food and transport – participants took part in workshops, discussions and tours of the city, to help them tackle the questions:
1. What are the everyday choices we can take that will really make a difference?
2. What are the challenges and barriers that prevent us from making these changes?
In the spirit of the application process, which encourages applicants to submit a piece of creative work in response to the question: “What does sustainability mean to you and your community?”.
We say a fond farewell to 3 loyal members of the German Department. We wish U6 pupils Naomi McKeown and Keesha Steele well as they set off on their adventures at Cambridge University and Anglia Ruskin University respectively. We also wish Daria Weller well as she returns to Germany to resume her studies.
The UK German Connection 15th Birthday
Olivia Moore (Head of German) submission to celebrate The UK German Connection 15th Birthday. The submission, which was among the prize winners.