By Teresa Boeth
YEARS 10, 11 and 12 – Every two years a group of pupils from our school travels to the USA for about three weeks. Our first stop is Washington DC where we spend two or three days visiting all of the important sights like the White House (last time we saw President Obama arriving in his helicopter), the Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. After that we travel to our sister school, The Charlotte Latin School, in North Carolina and we meetour host families.
We go to lessons, sport events and visit nearby attractions, museums, the high school prom and teach German in a primary school. We spend a further two days visiting Charleston, one of the oldest and best preserved cities in the US. A trip on board a US aircraft carrier is an amazing experience. This school exchange is a great opportunity to make new friends and immerse yourself in American culture as well as improving your English in preparation for your Abi! If you are in year 10, 11 or 12 and would like to apply to take part in this school exchange, please contact Mrs Boeth and ask for an application form! There will be an INFORMATION EVENING for pupils and their parents at 7.30 pm on THURSDAY 7th FEBRUARY in W9.