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Grantham pupils mark 10 years with partner school

Pupils at Ambergate Sports College took part in a special assembly and tree planting ceremony to mark the 10 year anniversary of their partnership with German school KBZO.

They were joined by the senior leadership team (SLT)from KBZO who gave a reading in English about the school journey so far with GANF at the assembly on Thursday.

Since partnering up 10 years ago, pupils from both schools have enjoyed yearly exchange visits, where they get to experience what lessons are like in a different country as well, as visiting some of the nearby landmarks in both countries.

After the assembly, in which the choir from Sandon School sang and signed ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’, the KBZO guests, school governors,the Eco committee from Ambergate and the SLT from GANF, headed out to the playground to plant an apple tree.

The tree symbolises the schools’ future partnership between the two schools.

Ambergate deputy head Ashley Caress said: “The partnership enables pupils from both schools to have the same opportunities as other pupils.

“ It is a very enriching experience for them. Teachers also benefit from the partnership as they are shown how the education system differs in other countries.”

Ambergate Sports College headteacher James Ellisgave a speech to the school and visitors about how special it was to have the link between the two schools.

He said: “The past 10 years have been fantastic and provided our pupils with so many wonderful experiences.

“I look forward to the relationship between GANF and KBZO continuing to develop for many years to come.”

Tree planting at Ambergate. (8146753)
Tree planting at Ambergate. (8146753)

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