Pupils greet German visitors

Guten tag: civic welcome for German pupils on exchange with Spalding Grammar School. Photo: NIKKI GRIFFIN SG100511-334NG To order, please ring 01775 765433
Guten tag: civic welcome for German pupils on exchange with Spalding Grammar School. Photo: NIKKI GRIFFIN SG100511-334NG To order, please ring 01775 765433
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A CIVIC reception said “Willkommen” to a group of 22 German exchange students at Spalding Grammar School.

The pupils from a co-ed grammar school in Speyer were back to stay with Spalding families whose children had stayed with them last summer.

They spent eight days in South Holland, including a morning in a classroom at the grammar school and a host of other visits, organised by exchange co-ordinator David Jones.

Grammar School German teacher Jon Blackbourn said: “This continues a long, rich relationship between the grammar school and Speyer, made easier today by cheap air travel.

“It once involved minibus journeys with 24 hours on the road.”