As part of the School’s language teaching curriculum, a teddy bear named ‘Alex’ arrived at the Prep School to spend two weeks with our younger pupils who have weekly German lessons as part of their curriculum
‘Alex’ received a warm ‘Willkommen’ on arrival by the pupils who are enjoying their German classes with Ms Semper and Mrs Skinner. Teddy ‘Alex’ toured the school premises, enjoyed the playground facilities and the bear was also accompanied to the refectory at lunch-time. Even a ‘photo-shoot’ in Mrs Neaves’ office (Senior Deputy Head of Prep School) was on the bear’s agenda. Some lucky pupils were also able to host Alex overnight at their own home!
The project is being organised by “UK German Connection” and has already been a great success with our pupils; they were very proud to show off their cultural knowledge and linguistic skills of the German language.
In return, a primary school in Germany is hosting an English bear, “Ben” at the same time and both schools are keeping in touch by daily blogs and sharing their experiences of the bears’ visits. Wisbech Grammar School is looking forward to taking part in this fantastic project again next year.