Students are getting ready for German exchange visit

PUBLISHED: 15:52 24 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:52 24 November 2016

The Axe Valley Community College German exchange group

The Axe Valley Community College German exchange group

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Eleven students from The Axe Valley Community College and one from Holyrood Academy are to take part in a cultural and language exchange trip to Germany.

They will set off to Kirkweyhe near Bremen at the end of this month.

The youngsters, aged between 13 and 17, will spend five days with their German counterparts, experiencing lessons in a German school, eating dinner each evening with a host family as well as practising their language skills in various settings, including the famous Christmas markets.

“Being able to talk and listen to native speakers provides a more realistic experience of the German language than class exercises,” said Axe Valley A-level student Matilda. “I am looking forward to learning more about German culture and daily life, which will benefit me greatly as I hope to study and possibly work in Germany in the future.”

Abigail, in year 12 at Axe Valley, added: “As someone who is very passionate about languages, this exchange is one of the best opportunities that has been offered to me and other students and I’m extremely excited about the trip.”

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