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Dreieichschule Student Exchange Programme


Our friends from Dreieichschule in Langen, Germany visited Trent for their fifth visit on the 20th September 2012 and the partnership is as strong as ever. After having welcomed Friesland School into the exchange last year, they have enjoyed their second year of being co-hosts to our German counterparts.

The students and teachers from Dreieichschule stayed for an action-packed week, and despite the weather, a fantastic time was had by all! After a short flight to Birmingham, the German students were picked up and brought to their respective hosts to meet their exchange partners, before going to their partners’ homes for some British hospitality. The following day, the students got the chance to experience a busy school day at Trent, before meeting the Mayor at Long Eaton Town Hall.

Whilst our students were working hard in school on Saturday morning, the German students went to Derby for a bit of retail therapy in the Westfield Centre. In the afternoon, they supported their new friends on the sports fields. Sunday was spent with the host families, who had planned various excursions and trips for them.

Monday saw the rain fall, but it did not dampen our spirits! It just added to the drama – as today was the Drama Experience Day hosted by Friesland School. The students worked in groups at Friesland to write and direct a ghost story, before getting the coach to Newstead Abbey for the filming. The rain certainly helped the moody atmosphere around the vicinity.

The next day was a day for thrill-seeking as Alton Towers was the destination. Once again, despite the rain, all had a great time! On Wednesday morning, the Dreieichschule students were treated to a tour of Nottingham Castle and Caves where they were mesmerised by the bloody history of England. In the afternoon, Trent hosted an afternoon tea party for everyone involved, before watching the videos of the ghost stories from two days ago.

As always, the Trent students were excellent ambassadors for the school.

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