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Friends pupil experiences life in Germany

Friends' pupil Hansol Lee (pictured in the centre) enjoying a UK-German Connection Exchange to Kaarst near D�sseldorf recentlyHANSOL Lee, a Year 14 pupil at Friends' School, recently participated in a language course in Germany organised by the German Embassy. She was one of only 22 successful applicants from across the whole of the UK to be awarded a place in the UK-German Connection Exchange to Kaarst near D�sseldorf, during which she stayed with a German family for two weeks, and attended a German school everyday.

"Days started at 6am, and we had lessons everyday, taught by a German native and a German teacher from Manchester.

"We also had the opportunity to visit cities,including Bonn, D�sseldorf, Cologne and Aachen, and even got to go to Holland and Belgium for the weekend" Hansol said.

"These two weeks were an invaluable experience and, as we listened to and spoke German every day, my

German has really improved. I have gained a lot more confidence linguistically, and really enjoyed this chance to spend time in Germany." In addtiion, Hansol's German

teacher, Mrs Sue Barron, was invited to attend the annual German Sommerfest hosted by the German ambassador at his residence in Belgrave Square in London.

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