As part of our Global Exchange Programme, a group of students from RGS, who are taking German as a language GCSE, visited our partner school Leibniz in Berlin last January. They had the chance to experience a school day at in Germany, and attended several lessons.
Many students have expressed how much they enjoyed the trip, with one quoted as saying ‘it was an amazing experience’, and they all thoroughly enjoyed staying with wonderful host families, who made them feel welcome and enjoyed sharing with them their culture and customs.
This group of students were so enthusiastic, excited and eager to participate in all the planned activities, that the trip was an unforgettable experience for them and the teachers involved. The group of girls were a credit to our school values “Transforming Life Chances”, and they are looking forward to welcoming their exchange partners from Leibniz in March.
“Berlin will be one of the most memorable experiences of my time at RGS it was incredible, the culture shock of life in a city was more than I could have imagined, my family was so welcoming and made me feel at home. My German and my accent has improved exponentially thanks to their patience and help. By the end of the week I didn’t want to go home the time with my exchange partner and my friends was amazing I am so happy I went.”
“Berlin was and will be one of the best experiences in my life. Not only did I visit a country that I always wanted to see, but I also learnt about the culture and life in Berlin. The places we visited were very beautiful and interesting and I especially enjoyed the Berlin Zoo. But most of all I improved my German and made a friend for life.”