By Samantha Roberts
When we got to Germany, I was so excited! We did so many different things, like curling, shopping, going to the Christmas markets, visiting the Chocolate Museum, bowling, visiting the cathedral and going to the National Socialism Documentation Centre.
My favourite part of the trip was going to our partner school, Georg Büchner Gymnasium. All the students are really friendly and they showed me around the school. I met a girl called Juliane and we sat next to each other in class. She was quite good at English but I had to explain what I meant with some words. In German schools, they use chalk boards instead of interactive boards. The class also stays in the same room for all lessons. Overall, I loved how friendly all the teachers were. In the afternoon (school finishes around 1.00) we went shopping with the German pupils and then we all went curling in the evening after a massive pizza tea in the school.
The German trip was so much fun and I hope I can go again!