The event was for Year 8 pupils of German and featured three workshops from final year students and native speakers from German speaking countries around the world. The countries covered were Luxembourg, Austria and Switzerland.
The aim of the event was to show German as a world language and inspire pupils to continue studying German at school and beyond.
We were very fortunate to have Alex Pickering, the Special Projects Advisor from the Goethe Institut in London, who kindly came to talk to the teachers while the students worked in their groups. Alex was also responsible for judging the best poster created by the pupils and the best speakers of German. On this occasion, the winning country was Luxembourg. Congratulations to them on such a wonderful team effort!
The event was a great success: sixty pupils and five teachers from local schools turned up on the day.
Many thanks to Kat Stevenson for leading the event; to Alex Pickering for his time, wonderful CPD input and professionalism; to the student ambassadors for running the workshops and of course to all the pupils and teachers who made the effort to come in sub-zero temperatures and make this event worthwhile.