The highly successful German exchange runs annually with our partner school, the Steinhagener Gynmasium, near Bielfeld. (

Around 20 year QEHS students host their German guests in early March, with the return leg of the exchange taking place in July, ordinarily in the final week of the German school term.

German Exchange trip to Edinburgh Castle March 2015

This exchange is aimed at years 10 & 12 though younger students are not excluded from participating.

It is hoped that students will engage as fully as possible in the target-language, whilst enhancing their knowledge of German culture.

The social advantages of being able to forge relationships with like-minded language enthusiasts are not to be underestimated.

Students often maintain contact with their partners, organising their own private visits to Germany thereafter, reflecting the personal benefits such an experience can offer.

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