School exchange with Cherbourg in France

In May 2023, 27 pupils from years 8 and 9 went on an exchange visit to Collège Bucaille Charcot in our twin town Cherbourg-en-Cotentin in France. 

Both French and German students spent one week in their exchange partner’s family and did an English-language project on sustainable development together.  

© 2023 Lloyd: Collège Bucaille Charcot in Cherbourg

In France, we discovered the town of Cherbourg, several places of interest along the coast of the Cotentin Peninsula, the Bayeux tapestry and Utah Beach as well as the Pointe du Hoc, two important sites of the Second World War.

© 2023 Lloyd: We were received by the deputy mayor at the town hall.

We had conferences about how energy is produced in Normandy and played serious games to understand what is at stake with climate change and what sustainable development is.

© 2023 Lloyd: We heard a lecture and were allowed to do our own experiments on plastic-free packaging in the Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI) Bremerhaven.

In Bremerhaven, we learned more about what we can do to protect our environment and visited several places of interest for our project, such as the Fraunhofer Institut IWES, The Nationalpark-Haus Wurster Nordseeküste, the Klimahaus and the Alfred-Wegener Institut (AWI) in Bremerhaven.In these two weeks, we improved our language skills, learned a lot about each other’s everyday lives and cultures – and most importantly, we had a lot of fun!

« Our exchange was sponsored by the Schulamt Bremerhaven and the Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk (DFJW). »

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