We have had our friends from Gymnasium Remchingen with us for most of this week.
The group have been here at King’s as part of our German Exchange programme, which has now been running for seven years.
Mr Urwin, who is Head of German at King’s Ely Senior, said: “After an action-packed week, our German Exchange visitors left us very early in the morning on Thursday 28th September. Following the pandemic and the ban on travel, it has been great to restart the exchange visits, and to welcome them back to King’s this year. They thoroughly enjoyed their Cathedral Services, punting in Cambridge, and cream teas at Wimpole Hall.
“Many of our students have said how amazing it was to have a German friend staying with them, and how they have been able to further develop their new friendships which began last Michaelmas Term through email contact, and then meeting in June when we visited Remchingen.
“Our students have been fantastic ambassadors for the school, and it has been lovely to hear them all conversing in both English and German. There is no better advert for internationalism and I think it is fair to say that a lot of people have had an enriching experience. Thank you to everyone for their support of the exchange programme, especially our host families.”