English Camp

English Camp 6b at Jugendheim Kappel near Gräfenberg from 6th to 8th July

Three days speaking English only…..with five native speakers offering talks and workshops about Robin Hood and everyday life in Britain in groups of five to six pupils. We played cricket and golf with Paul, made bows and arrows with Mrs Falcke, baked (and ate) delicious muffins with Mrs Scott-Leuteritz, played games with Mrs Bär and invented scary and funny stories with Kristin read at the campfires in the evening.

The highlights of the last day were the archery competition  and a “moving“ Robin Hood play in which all the pupils were involved. The idyllic scenery of the campground at Jugendheim Kappel was ideally suited for a realistic setting.


Being Robin Hood …

At the end seven(!) pupils were given prizes for having made the best effort to speak English only, even among themselves. Those who had been overheard speaking some German gave some nice English talks and, in that way, proved that they, too, had  become quite confident and fluent in this foreign language.

Thanks to our great staff we not only had a great time, but learned to use English naturally. Some of us couldn´t even stop talking English on the way home. Both bus drivers and parents got a bit nervous when they were confronted with this.

R. Barkowski