Fun in the Freistaat
13th March 2018
A group of staff and students have just returned to Holy Family School in Keighley after an exchange visit to Holy Family’s partner school, the Hildegardis-Gymnasium (grammar school) in Kempten, in the Allgäu region of Bavaria in the far south of Germany.
The partnership has been in place for 15 years and exchanges normally happen every other year. As usual during this visit the students stayed with a German host family. The hosts had arranged a full programme of events alongside the usual visits to the Gymnasium to sample German education.
Activities included a tour of Kempten and sledging in Immenstadt while history and environmental education was catered for with visits to the Swabian farming museum and Neuschwanstein Castle respectively. Needless to say there was also a shopping trip to Munich for souvenirs, preceded by a tour of the city.
The children of the host families will make a return visit to Holy Family School towards the end of April.