UK German Connection – Pupil courses – Summer 2019

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Wallace High Year 14 students, Holly Mackin and Olivia Palmer, and Year 12 students, Rachel McCullagh and Anneliese Whiteside,  recently took part in the UK German Connection scheme, affording them a life-changing opportunity to immerse themselves in German culture for two weeks.

Holly travelled to Berlin, Olivia was in Nauen, just outside Berlin,  whilst Rachel and Anneliese travelled to Bavaria; Rachel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Anneliese to Ortenburg. 

A highlight for Holly was a German cookery class, whilst Olivia thoroughly enjoyed visiting all the historical monuments.  Rachel loved learning German idioms and Anneliese put her dancing skills to the test.

WHS Linguists have a longstanding record of winning places in the prestigious UK scheme.

Assistant Head of Modern Languages, Kerrie Ferguson, was delighted that the A Level students gained so much from the experience,

“Holly, Olivia, Rachel and Anneliese were wonderful ambassadors for their school and city. They have returned with a fantastic insight into German culture and their language skills have improved dramatically. I am delighted that Wallace students so readily take the opportunity to immerse travel and broaden their horizons.”

Full details of the pupils’ experiences are available by clicking on the links below:

Holly Mackin, Year 14

Olivia Palmer, Year 14

Anneliese Whiteside, Year 12

Rachel McCullagh, Year 12

Last modified: November 7, 2019