Thursday, 28 April 2016

PASCH International Olympics in German 2016

On April 22nd two of our Year 10 Germanists spent the day at the Goethe Institut in London taking part in the national finals of the “International Olympics in German”.

To be selected for this final the girls had to submit videos in German covering a range of topics. The competition was open to all schools in the UK, so we were very excited that the girls were amongst the seven finalists.

The girls had a great day and enjoyed the experience but couldn’t quite overcome the competition who were all Sixth formers!

Well done girls and thanks to the Goethe Institut for providing us with this amazing opportunity.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

French Exchange 2016

French students' visit to Tomlinscote
March 2016

Last month 16 students from our partner school in Lille visited Tomlinscote for a week as part of the French Exchange scheme. They followed a programme of activities that enabled them to discover different aspects of the British culture, as well as bond further with their exchange partners and improve their English.
Amongst other visits, the French students and their Tomlinscote partners enjoyed a day trip to London, which included an opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament and watch the West End Musical Wicked.

When at Tomlinscote, our French visitors sampled a range of lessons from different areas of the curriculum. They seemed very impressed with the facilities and breadth of subjects available here, compared to what is on offer in their French school.

Everyone seems impatient to go to Lille in October for the return trip, although some students have decided they cannot wait that long and have made plans to meet again in the summer.