German Exchange 2009
Our second annual German Exchange with the Auguste Pattberg Gymnasium took place during the three weeks from February 13th to March 7th. Sixteen intrepid Withington pupils from Upper Fifth to Upper Sixth braved the freezing temperatures and snowy landscape of southwestern Germany with the aim of improving their command of the language and learning more about German culture and everyday life.
Wrapped up warmly, they visited the sights of Stuttgart, Heidelberg and Speyer and experienced a little of life in a German school.
A week after returning to Manchester, our new German exchange partners arrived for their visit and saw such cultural highlights as Blackpool, Laser Quest and Old Trafford!
The tearful farewells at Manchester Airport on March 7th were a testimony to the friendships which were forged during this intense experience.
The German Exchange group pictured in the WGS foyer