On Friday 22th April we said - in some cases a very tearful – Good-bye to the German exchange. After having spent a week in Mellendorf in November/ December last year, it was now the Germans’ turn to come to Horncastle.
The German students and their teachers arrived in London on Friday the 15th April and spent the day exploring London. They spent time at the Tower of London and then did some sightseeing, walking past many of the major sights, and even the rain could not dampen their spirits. The day finished with some time in Covent Garden and a bit of shopping. They were met by their English partners at school in the evening and went off to spend the weekend with their host families.
On Monday they went to York with their German teachers and Mrs Rayfield.
Tuesday morning they experienced English school life for the first time and all agreed that the teachers were a lot stricter than in Germany and that there were a lot more rules.
Wednesday morning was spent in school. It started off with the Maths Road Show and finished with a Treasure Hunt through Horncastle.
On Thursday the German students set off for Lincoln, where they were met by Mrs Chambers who gave them a guided tour through the Cathedral, followed by a visit to the Castle. After some time for shopping the Germans joined their English partners for bowling in the afternoon.
On the final day they went to Windsor, hoping they would catch a glimpse of the Queen and Barack Obama. All students enjoyed their stay in England and some did not want to leave. I am sure that some of them will meet up again with their partners in the future.
A big Thank You goes to all the students and their families who looked after the German exchange partners and made their stay so pleasant and memorable.