This year’s homestay brought about 50 American students to our school.
They all came from different states in the USA to our school for five days and were happy to meet their friendly hosts. When they saw the school building they were surprised by the size of it.
On their first day of their time at our school they went on an excursion with their hosts and their classes and had a great time. The next day was a “normal” school day.
At the end of the Homestay they all were sad that they had to go.
On their way home the American students couldn’t stop talking about anything else. They want to come back to visit their new friends from Germany. But until such time these friendships will last with the help of social media.
On 16th July 2015, the Lord Mayor of Philadelphia visited Frankfurt for the official signing of an agreement of partnership between Philadelphia and Frankfurt. Form 7d from our school was invited to the ceremony which took place in the Imperial Hall at the Römer. There was also a reception afterwards where you could have drinks, food and take selfies with the two mayors.
After the reception, the Lord Mayor of Philadelphia came to visit our school, due to his agenda “educational exchange”. He was greeted like a pop star. Then the choir sang and our head of school gave a little speech. After that the mayor went on a guided tour through our school. He saw presentations of several workshops and projects like the Robotic School Club or the Comenius Project. At the end he was met by students and teachers in the Assembly Hall and we could ask him some questions. He promised to promote our school in Philadelphia.
We received a photobook about Philadelphia and chocolates. And we gave him presents including a cap with our school logo and four folders with project ideas for schools who would like to cooperate with us. We hope we can find an exchange school in Philadelphia soon.