Tuesday 13th April 2010 by C. Freeman
German student Miriam Reh helped our language students during her two-week stay in the UK. Miriam, who is from southern Germany, stopped with her pen pal, Harpreet Bhelley from Year 12. The girls have been exchanging letters, emails and messages on Facebook for the past two or three years, after getting each other's details in a proposed school exchange scheme.
Harpreet said: 'It was nice to finally see each other. When I got to the airport I was concerned I wouldn't recognise her! I've been invited back over to Germany to see Miriam so hopefully I'll go, that should be fun!'
Miriam spent her time at Brooke Weston by accompanying Harpreet, who is studying German, biology, chemistry and maths to her lessons. She had also helped the German A Level students to prepare for their exams alongside our German assistant, Janina Boltze, and also spoke to students in Mr Nicholls's class about her hometown of Mainz in the Rhineland Palatinate, which is famous for its annual long-running carnival.
Miriam said: 'It's the first time I've been to England, it's pretty cool, the students are very nice and the school is very well equipped. It is different from what I imagined, much bigger and it looks more like a tiny castle!'