Written by Natasa C and Amy B.
"Between the dates 7th-11th of March, our group of six German A-level students and two of our teachers visited Quickborn (Germany) as part of the year 12 German culture trip. We attended the German school everyday in the ‘Dietrich Bonhoeffer Gymnasium’, immersing ourselves in their culture, language and education. For the record, the style of good teaching seems universal, although the content is at a much higher level; the school being a ‘Gymnasium’, which is the German version of a grammar school. Each day there were a range of activities arranged, including a trip to the cinema for “eine typische deutsche Filme”, an escape room on a ship in Hamburg, and Kegeln which is like bowling, without the three holes in the ball.
However, what was most impressive about our trip was the amazing hospitality and kindness of our host families. They were willing to take us on board, even though there wouldn’t be a return visit, and have made us feel so welcome! I’m sure I can vouch for everyone, that we can all agree they were wonderful, taking us on trips, challenging our language by speaking only German, and providing us with lifelong memories! This week perfectly balanced education and fun, making it feel like a holiday whilst boosting our language skills at an incredible rate, and we have to thank Frau Kincaid and Lyons who have organised this all, and of course to everyone who has made this trip possible!"
Mrs E Kincaid