GERMAN youngsters were given an insight into what it would be like to be a pupil at a Sleaford school.
Fifteen visiting students from the Oberschule Fredersdorf, the high school in Sleaford’s twin town of Fredersdorf-Vogelsdorf in Germany, spent time with their counterparts from Kesteven and Sleaford High School last week.
They arrived in town last Monday and enjoyed a packed schedule, which includedg a day in school on Tuesday, when they were able to see the differences between their own school and the high school. German headteacher Birgit Spring described the discipline at KSHS as ‘excellent’.
The visiting students later enjoyed a walking tour of London and a shopping trip to Nottingham, before flying back home early on Friday morning. Ruth Woods, head of languages at the high school, said: “We had a really good week. The German children were very receptive and wanted to learn.”
* On Thursday, Kesteven and Sleaford High School pupils took part in their annual sponsored walk - despite the rain. One of the major fundraising events of the school year, the walk followed a seven mile circular route along the River Slea to Evedon. The school is hoping to raise £16,000 towards the cost of buying a new minibus.
Headteacher Craig Booker said: “This is always a very enjoyable event and the purchase of a new minibus will ensure that our pupils can participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.”