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German Exchange Update

Today students visited the beautiful city of Heidelberg boasting a stunning fair tale castle and the oldest University in Germany (founded in 1386).The ascend to the castle tested our determination and Megan Bargewell and Katie Whatcott surprised themselves  and felt a sense of achievement.   Students of both schools admired the biggest wine barrel in the world and Ten Sullivan became Master in finding Subways whilst Joe Yorath proved to be a fountain of knowledge. After making gains in history and physical stamina we had to embark in some retail therapy and sample more German specialities in the sunshine. Tomorrow we will learn how to make pretzels. Bis morgen!

German Exchange Trip Update

Today’s itinerary ticked many boxes on students bucket list: First students visited the Mercedes Arena which is the home ground of VFB Stuttgart football club, where we had exclusive access to the player’s personal changing facilities, press rooms and an insight into the secrets of German techniques as well as an audience with their mascot. Teniel Sullivan was announced as new coach in Southam’s own press conference.
The next stop was the impressive Mercedes Benz Museum where car lovers were able to admire cars from all eras. Joe Yorath was overwhelmed by German hospitality and Ruby Rynberg, Scarlett Bashford and Megan Bargewell (see video) enjoyed the new tricks they learned of their Exchange partners on the train. All in all a great sunny day was had cementing positive relationships between the two schools and both Hölderlin and Southam students were an absolute asset to both schools and countries.

German Exchange

Today entailed discovering the beautiful landscape and history of Lauffen and vineyards on a covered wagon called “Planwagen” in German whilst being introduced to the fabulous grape juice and very tasty German food.

Cam Power took a liking to the German Wurst and Bretzeln, Joe Yorath and Lewis Clifford had a go at driving a tractor.

Bis Morgen in Stuttgart!

German Exchange

After an exciting start to the day all 12 Southam Exchange students made it on our scheduled flight to Stuttgart an then continued their journey to the Hölderlin Gymnasium in Lauffen, where we were greeted warmly with a big hello and a fantastic welcome lunch displaying the hospitality of our hosts. Guten Appetit!