Newsletter - Autumn 2015
UK-German Connection Newsletter – Autumn 2015
In this edition:
- Youth Ambassador Seminar highlights
- A UK-German robotics project
- Magical Christmas Trip 2015
- Online resources: St. Martin's Day
- New voyage kids features
- Looking ahead: programme applications and deadlines
Youth Ambassador Seminar highlights
Our new cohort of UK-German Youth Ambassadors is now up and running! At the introductory seminar in London our ambassadors planned a range of creative projects which aim to create contact and dialogue between young people from both countries and enthuse pupils and their local communities for German and British culture. We are really looking forward to seeing these projects develop!
Find out more about this year's Youth Ambassadors from their profiles. You can also see if there is a Youth Ambassador in your area on our interactive map - let us know if you would like to be involved in their local projects.
A UK-German robotics project
New partners the Anton-Philipp-Reclam-Schule in Leipzig and the John Warner School in Hoddesdon embarked on a UK-German robotics project that used their schools' specialist IT expertise and facilities whilst promoting languages outside of the traditional classroom environment! Read about how pupils from both schools' extra-curricular robotics clubs came together to teach each other new technical skills:
Magical Christmas Trip 2015
We are very excited to announce that our Magical Christmas Trip to Berlin will be taking place in mid-December. We will be taking a group of UK primary school pupils, accompanied by mentors from their local secondary school, who will be teaching them about the German culture and language before they go. Follow their adventures around the Christmas markets and their visits to a German primary school on Twitter:
For more details about our Christmas trips, visit:
If you're interested in getting involved in future Magical Christmas trips, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Online resources: St. Martin’s day
With St. Martin's Day is fast approaching (11 November), why not teach your pupils about the traditional German customs with the voyage kids St. Martin's Day Special?
Make colourful St. Martin's Day lanterns with your pupils and sing along to the St. Martin's Day songs together using the recordings online.
New voyage kids features
We have a number of exciting new voyage kids resources online. Your pupils can find out about Wuppertal's 'flying train', the unusual love story 'Petra the swan', German trams and bottle recycling machines!
All voyage kids features include a ‘find out’ section, key vocabulary and quizzes.
Looking ahead: programme applications and deadlines
- Mid-January: applications open for our summer courses for pupils:
- 31 January: next deadline for grant applications:
For all upcoming deadlines, download our calendar of opportunities for 2015-16: http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/professionals-parents
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