student 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 started to conduct an exchange to the school in Germany and are now approaching our third year. The first time Ridgeway students went to Germany was in June of 2017, having hosted our German partner school’s students back here in England for the first time in January of that same year.

HVG and Ridgeway would like to continue to develop this student exchange between the two schools that involves teachers, parents and students.  We would like to host up to thirty German students here in England in January 2019. It is our intention to then take up to thirty Ridgeway students back to Germany in March of the same year.

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 (and their families prepared to host a German student) would be interested in this venture.

Needless to say, there will be more details to follow, regarding the exact dates in January 2019.  However, at this point, we would like to know how many families would be interested in working with a German family from HVG.  Should you be interested, please complete the slip below and return to Mr Ayton or Mrs Trevethick.

Yours sincerely





Please download the letter with the attached reply slip here.