In July, a German Study trip saw 31 Year 8 and Year 9 pupils, and four staff, travel to Aachen in Germany.

During the trip, the pupils explored two museums and visited the world-famous Cathedrals of Aachen and Cologne.  They also took part in a few cultural activities such as eating out at an ice-cream parlour and going to an open-air swimming pool.  Staying in a youth-hostel also helped to develop their independence and maturity.  Most importantly however, the pupils practiced and developed their German language skills through a variety of activities and exercises.  A highly educational and enjoyable time was had by all.