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UK-German Connection

MFL German ConnectionTabi and Ant in Year 12 successfully applied for a place on a youth seminar organised by the UK- German connection. This funded a 3 day stay in Berlin for them from 1-3 June, where they worked with 25 German and 23 other English pupils on a joint project, called ‘Finding our place in history’. They took part in a series of workshops based on the book by Thomas Harding, House by the Lake. These explored the themes of identity, reconciliation, our shared future and diversity. They also had the opportunity to explore Berlin.

It is a tremendous achievement to have been successful in gaining a place on this seminar and they are hoping to share their experiences through assemblies and display work.

Well done to both of them!

Augsburg Exchange

Augsburg Exchange 2018

We arrived back safely last night at midnight from the Augsburg exchange. Students stayed with host families and took part in 4 days’ work experience in a variety of placements, including schools, a fair trade shop, the tourist information office, a lawyer and an architect. They really enjoyed experiencing German culture at first hand and benefited hugely from the opportunity to practise their German, both in the workplace and with their partners.

Former member of staff given a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to German

Former German teacher, Mrs J Turner Receiving the German Teacher Award
Former German teacher, Mrs J Turner Receiving the German Teacher Award
Former German teacher, Mrs J Turner Receiving the German Teacher Award alongside 16 other teachers, at the German ambassador residence in London
Former German teacher, Mrs J Turner Receiving the German Teacher Award alongside 16 other teachers, at the German ambassador residence in London

On Monday 12th June, a former AGGS German teacher, Mrs. Jannine Turner, was invited  to the German Ambassador’s house in London and was awarded the German Teacher Awards to outstanding teachers of German in the UK.

Click here for more information about the award:

www.uk.diplo.de/Vertretung/unitedkingdom/en/__pr/Embassy__Events/06/German-Teacher-Award-2017.html

Augsburg Work Experience Exchange

Augsburg work experience, February 2017
Augsburg work experience, February 2017

The students who took part had a fabulous week and thoroughly enjoyed experiencing German life with a host family. The work experience placements included working in primary schools, with solicitors,  tourist information centre, a dentist and a book shop. We managed to join this up with the MUN conference taking place in our partner school

Languages success

AGGS MFL success at Northern Schools Debating Competition, 17 Nov 2016On Thursday 17th November, Miss Benson, Mrs Garcia and Mrs Crowson took three teams of Year 13 language students (French, German and Spanish) to the Northern Schools Debating Competition at Cheadle Hulme School.  It was the first time that AGGS has entered, and the girls had to debate topics such as “Give me knowledge, not money” and “Numbers are better than letters” in their foreign language against teams from schools including MGS, Manchester High, Withington and QEGS Blackburn. All three teams did well, the German team (Sophie-Jo G and Emma R) reaching the semi-final, where they lost narrowly to Manchester High on “Brexit is the answer.” Our French team (Rowena O and Arisha H) acquitted themselves well, too.

Our Spanish team (Sophie H and Hannah D) won their Brexit semi-final, and faced Cheadle Hulme in a debate for which they had 15 minutes’ preparation on “We should all learn a universal language.” The standard of the Spanish was ver high, and after long deliberations Sophie and Hannah were announced the winners.  As well as books and a shield, they each won the fabulous prize of a week’s work experience in Spain!