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Newsletter - Herbst 2014

UK-German Connection newsletter - autumn 2014

Commemorating World War I, inspirational Youth Ambassador activities, Guy Fawkes ideas and more...

The days are getting darker but our autumn edition is full of ideas and inspiration to brighten up those longer nights. Here’s what you will find in this edition:

  • Fascinating WWI projects and funding opportunities
  • What our new UK-German Youth Ambassadors are planning for this year
  • Guy Fawkes resources and games to try out with your class
  • The UK-German Bears Project for primary schools
  • Coming soon – our new German website for Professionals & Parents

WWI projects and funding

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We are very excited to be able to offer new flexible funding for WWI-related projects for young people in the UK and Germany. Grants between £500 and £5000 are available for both virtual projects and those including mobility, depending on the scale. To find out a little bit more about this new opportunity and download an application form, take a look at the WWI projects page on our website:


Thinking of undertaking a WWI project with your pupils? On our WWI projects page, you can get inspiration for your own classroom activities from the memorial project created by pupils from two schools and a thematic poetry project that took place on one of our German Pupil Courses in Alfeld. Whilst you’re there, why not take a look at the British Council’s resource pack for pupils learning about the Christmas Truce that took place in 1914?

News from the networks

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Our new cohort of UK-German Youth Ambassadors met each other at the introductory seminar in London last weekend. The 2014-15 network, consisting of 50 young people from the UK and Germany, planned a range of creative projects with others in the network to enthuse pupils and the wider community for the culture of the other country and to bring other young people together. We are really looking forward to seeing these fantastic projects develop!

To take a look at some of our previous Youth Ambassador projects, head to the community pages: http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/ya-community

Watch this space as this year’s cohort update us on their projects and tell you a little bit more about themselves!

voyage kids - Guy Fawkes special

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Bonfire Night is fast approaching (5 November) and many children throughout the UK are looking forward to watching fireworks and eating parkin cake to celebrate this traditional festival. Why not teach your pupils about this British custom with the voyage kids Guy Fawkes page?


The UK-German Bears Project

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The Bears project is an exciting way for children learning English at Grundschule to join up for a short-term bilateral project with a primary school in the UK. The bears arrive in the form of real soft toys, and come with a suitcase of easy to use materials including songs, games and quizzes, designed to introduce young pupils to learning some basic English and interesting facts about the UK.

If you are interested in ordering a furry bear and resources for your class, the next date to host a bear is 3 December. To have a look at when you can host a bear in January and beyond, and to sign up for the programme, click here:


Coming soon...

We are very excited to be publishing our new German Professionals & Parents website very soon – watch this space!