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Theatre company brings German to life for students

12 March 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

As part of our PASCH status, the German department was delighted to be able to treat Years 8, 9 and 10 German students to Onatti Theatre Company’s production of ‘Das Schlimmste Hotel’ (the worst hotel). The play was performed entirely in German and the two actors masterfully played several characters, including hotel owners, a hotel guest, a criminal and the police. The play involved some student participation and Freya, Jake and Lara all had an integral part in the story. There was much laughter and the level of German meant that it was accessible to all students. A fantastic and unique opportunity for our German students to see a production performed by actors from Cologne and Berlin.

PASCH is the ’Schools: Partners for the Future’, an initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office, in co-operation with the Goethe Institute. It forms a worldwide network of schools that have a special focus on German and German culture, which lies on widening horizons through multilingualism and a common approach to future problems as an international learning community. Richmond School is incredibly proud to be selected for and awarded this highly-regarded status, becoming a beacon in the North for the celebration and promotion of German, and one of only ten schools in the UK to be recognised as a PASCH school.

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