Last month saw the long-anticipated return of our German Exchange with the Clara-Schumann-Gymnasium in Bonn.

Here, Mr. Benjamin, Trinity’s Head of German, tells us all about it: “We were delighted to welcome 30 German students to Trinity for the week, during which they took part in a day of lessons with their exchange partners and enjoyed cultural excursions in London.

“At the weekend, it was our boys’ turn to host, which they did with aplomb, entertaining their guests with a variety of trips, from the Mall, the Tower of London and the London Eye, all the way to Brighton, and an upside-down house! One lucky exchange partner even managed to squeeze in a brief trip to Wembley to watch the Nations League match between England and Germany (which, thankfully, ended in a draw!)

“Students from both schools really valued the opportunity for a linguistic and cultural exchange and the kindness and hospitality of our students received high praise from the German staff, students, and families. We are all excited for the Trinity boys’ return trip to Bonn in February, plans for which are already underway. (If we’re lucky, we’re hoping to pay a visit to the football pitch on the roof of Sportmuseum in Cologne – rumours are that there could be an England-Germany rematch…)” 

Fifth Year student Adhi Sasikumar shares his thoughts on the experience, “I enjoyed meeting up with another guy from Germany who I had not met before, as it was enjoyable socialising with him and learning about his lifestyle in Germany, which in some cases varies greatly with mine over here in the UK. I’m sure he learnt tips for his English-speaking, and when I go to Germany next February, I will get to learn more conversational German and speaking tips too.”

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