During the last week of the second term, we welcomed our German exchange partners to North Berwick High School. Fourteen pupils (seven boys and seven girls) travelled to Scotland from Schmuttertal Gymnasium in Diedorf (ca. 1 hour from Munich in Bavaria). They were very warmly met!
Throughout the week of their stay, we visited Glasgow and Edinburgh. More locally, the whole S3 German class went with our guests on a trip to Torness power station. The German group also visited Seacliff Beach, Tantallon Castle and Glenkinchie Distillery.
Scottish and German pupils all got along very well, and there were even some tears on departure! We can’t wait to make our return visit in September and Miss Ritchie will be booking flights for this soon.
Exchange trips are a wonderful way to experience a different way of life and to broaden your horizons in a very personal way. They also offer a fantastic opportunity to deepen languages skills, cultural understanding and to grow as a person. Thank you to everyone who participated in this first part of the exchange – whether you were hosting or making the effort to be part of the events.
You can read comments from our German visitors here (scroll down to the Poll Everywhere responses):