On Thursday 23rd November, our Year 9 German students were extremely excited upon arriving at their lesson, as they were able to read the letters they were anticipating from students in Germany!
Over the past few weeks, native German students penned thoughtful handwritten letters, sharing their hobbies, likes, dislikes and everyday lifestyle – giving a hint of German life and culture. They were decorated beautifully and then sent to Wakefield Girls’. Upon receiving these letters, our students spent their lesson time reading and developing their understanding of the students they were in contact with.
Our students eagerly drafted their responses in German, sharing similar details of life here in England, which will be collected in school this week and sent back to the German High School. We can’t wait for them to read the responses our students have written, and we hope this is the beginning of a brilliant pen-pal project that will continue for many years to come between the two schools.
These letters are a brilliant way for students to have practical experience using their German language and an exciting and fun way of preparing students for their German writing exam. Moreover, it is an important reminder of how valuable learning a language can be to help foster connections and communicate with interesting people across the globe.
Thank you to languages teacher Mrs Lister for organising our connection with the High School at Römerkastell, Alzey, Germany.
Mrs E Lister