German Exchange

Dear Parents/Carers and students

You will be aware that Ridgeway has a link with Hermann-Vöchting-Gymnasium (HVG) in Blomberg, Germany.  We have recently hosted students from Germany for a week at our school as part of the cultural exchange programme that we are continuing to develop between both of our schools. Some of you may have kindly hosted at least one German exchange student at your homes for a week at the end of last half-term.

HVG and Ridgeway would like to continue to further enhance this student exchange between the two schools that involves teachers, parents and students.  We are therefore putting into place preparations for our return trip to Germany that will take place at the beginning of July 2019, with provisional dates being Tuesday 2nd July to Monday 8th July.

The language and cultural knowledge and skills students of both nationalities will experience will benefit them immediately and in later life.

At this point, we are looking to see how many students would be interested in this venture and would like to return with us to Germany.

Needless to say, there will be more details to follow. However, at this point, we would like to know how students would be interested in returning to Germany at the beginning of July. Should you be interested, please complete the slip below and return to either Mr Ayton or Mrs Trevethick.

Yours sincerely,


ALEX AYTON                                                      SUZANNE TREVETHICK                                 


Download the letter with attached reply slip here.