September 2018: Students enjoy German youth camp

MUSIC students got to form a European band on a trip to Rossendale’s twin German town of Bocholt.

Five of our Year 10 students were invited to take part in a youth camp in Bocholt, which was organised by the Friends of Bocholt.

Students got to meet their counterparts from Germany, France, Holland, Belgium and Lithuania as well as refugees from further afield.

German teacher Mrs Connor said: “Some of the students were from Bocholt’s other twin cities and it was a good opportunity for them to take part in a series of team building activities on a music theme.

“The activities led up to a performance on the last night which also involved students from a dance school.

“Our students formed a band with different nationalities and they performed live on stage.

“They all worked together throughout the week and put on a final show involving music and dance.

“We took GCSE Music students and taking part helped to improve their language skills, make friends and they also learnt about different cultures.”

Along with all the other students, they also got to help paint a huge mural around a building site that will be on display for the next two years.