Huntington School in York maintains a popular exchange with schools in both Dijon and Münster. Pupils from Years 8, 9 and 10 and their teachers went to Münster in March 2023 – read about it below, from the viewpoint of one of the travellers, Amelia.
The Münster-York exchange was an amazing experience that I loved being a part of. I made lots of lovely new friends both English and German and had a great partner called Klara. I still speak to them all and we made memories to last a lifetime. We did so many things in Germany that were all very fun and exciting.
At the weekend we went into Münster, to SEND – the festival which was on at the time – and swimming and bowling, and we met up in a group to watch a film. As a school group we explored Münster centre, had a reception at the town hall with the deputy mayor, and went to the Allwetterzoo.
A particular highlight of the trip was the joint visit to the Rock and Pop Museum in Gronau with our German partners. We went in the video karaoke room, dressed up and performed our favourite songs which was especially fun. The coach travel for this trip was funded by the mayor of Münster from the ‘Partnerstadt’ town partnership fund.
It was a very action-packed week. I had lots of time to spend with Klara and her lovely family who did their best to care for me in every way. I absolutely loved going to Münster and would not hesitate to go back if I had the chance!
Amelia, Year 10, Huntington School
photos © Huntington School
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This page records and celebrates twinning activities not only by YMTA but by diverse community groups in York and Münster.