Friends' School pupils with their German
FRIENDS' School, Lisburn took part in their
first ever German exchange last week when twenty pupils and two
teachers from the Remstal Gymnasium Weinstadt in Stuttgart
visited the school.
The Friends' linguists had been looking
forward to the arrival of their German partners and during the
week they spent in Northern Ireland, they organised a fun week
of activities and excursions.
During the week the pupils were taken on an
outing to the Giant's Causeway and Portrush. "We were very lucky
and had great weather. The scenery was beautiful and our German
guests were very excited, especially on the bus journey there -
the German pupils were very keen on singing as loud as they
could," said Hansol Lee.
During the weekend, an action packed
itinerary swung into place and the pupils of both schools
enjoyed shopping, visiting restaurants, watching a rugby match
and a small group travelled to Dublin.
On Monday, the last day of the exchange, the
party went to the Ulster Folk Museum, where everyone
participated in activities such as baking soda bread, quilling
and making candles.
This exchange was a fantastic opportunity for
anyone studying German, and many good friendships were
established. The Friends' students are-greatly looking forward
to the return visit to Germany in October.