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Partnership with German School Continues

Pupils involved in the german exchange annual football matchLast week the Stamford Endowed Schools played host to twenty-nine students and two teachers from the Ernst-Kalkuhl school in Bonn, Germany. This was the 52nd exchange visit with the school, making it one of the longest running German exchange programmes in the country.

The German pupils made the most of their trip to England, including day visits to London, Cambridge and the Black Country Museum. The students also got to experience what Stamford has to offer, including attending lessons at the Schools as well as exploring the town and Burghley House.

Julia Fox, Teacher of German at Stamford School and organiser of the exchange, said “The two schools have built up a remarkable relationship over the years and we are proud to be continuing this great tradition. The visiting German students leave with a better understanding of British culture and the English language, and make strong friendship with Stamford pupils who they will host on the reciprocal visit in March.”

There were also a number of social events in the evenings, including a welcome party at Stamford school and meal at a local restaurant. The weekend was free to spend with the host families, who arranged a variety of activities including Alton Towers, bowling and quad biking. The nine day visit was rounded off with an England v Germany football match, which has now become an annual tradition.