21 February 2023
Over half-term, 28 students travelled to Germany for the Abingdon-Bielefeld German exchange. In Bielefeld, the group experienced life in their partners’ family homes and attended school lessons; they visited the football museum in Dortmund as well as the Nixdorf computer museum; they took part in team building activities, created a German-English cookbook in an art project, went bouldering and – most importantly for some – won 7:6 in the England vs Germany football match! Many students commented on the amazing hospitality they experienced with their hosting families and enjoyed the short school days. The most successful aspect was the amount of German the group spoke from the start. Thanks to all those, including parents and staff, who gave up their time and made this exchange possible.