City of Norwich School

Student awarded a place on UK-German Connection scheme

Well done to Year 12 student Emily, who has been awarded a fully funded place on a three-day seminar organised by UK-German Connection. UK-German Connection is a scheme funded by the British and German Governments designed to bring young people from Britain and Germany closer together.

Emily’s teacher, Mrs Van der Molen, encouraged Emily to apply and, following a competitive application process, Emily was delighted to be awarded a place.  

The Youth Seminar - “Finding our Place in History” - explores 20th century German history based around the novel ‘The House by the Lake’, by Thomas Harding. The book tells the fascinating journeys of several German families, including his own, living on the fringes of Berlin from the end of World War One through to communist rule in East Germany and German Reunification in the 1990s.

During the weekend, which will run in June, participants will take part in workshops, discussions and debates to explore the themes of history, identity and tolerance, with a focus on building a stronger future together.

Emily said:

“I really want to become involved in translation and interpretation and I am really looking forward to the experiences that this Seminar will offer.”

Mrs Van der Molen, Emily’s German teacher, said:

“I am so pleased that Emily will have this amazing opportunity to further explore German history and culture – she is such a hard working student and this trip really is well deserved!”