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German Club at the de Ferrers Academy

The Academy’s two German classes are in contact with a partner class from Essen, Germany and the Gresham’s School in Holt.

Since late November 2015 the Academy’s two German classes are in contact with a partner class from Essen, Germany and the Gresham’s School in Holt. Not only are they in contact with individual pen pals from Year 9 of Bertha Krupp Realschule, but moreover they are engaged in an intercultural and cross-country project dealing with what it means to grow up in a multicultural society.

Neither Germany nor Britain are what we would assume – Britain’s favourite dish for example is no longer Fish & Chips, but Chicken Tikka Masala. We live in an ever changing and globalised world. But what does it mean to young people growing up in this world? How do I identify myself or others around me? What cultural values do we share or what kind of norms do we unintentionally follow? Through various texts, movies and music we have explored how it feels to walk a few steps in another person’s shoes and how experiencing different perspectives may change our own.

You can read our progress and findings on our blog (including videos introducing the Academy and Bertha Krupp Realschule): http://friendsfreunde.blogspot.co.uk/

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