Students from the Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Dover welcomed a group of pupils from King’s School in Gütersloh, Germany, to share a packed few days of sports, music and activities.
King's School is a secondary school in North Rhine-Westphalia, which serves the children of British military families stationed in the area. Alex Foreman, the Dover school’s principal, was head at King’s until December and the visit was part of a collaboration with British Forces Germany to provide a natural progression for students when King’s School closes in 2019.
The 32 boys and girls, accompanied by four teachers, arrived from Germany on the evening of Tuesday 13 June and returned home on Sunday 18 June.
During their stay, they enjoyed outings to Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral and had the chance to visit other local attractions such as Deal Castle and St Margaret’s Bay.
The Duke of York’s Royal Military School has an impressive range of modern sport and recreational facilities and pupils from both schools pitched their skills at cricket, tennis, rugby, netball, basketball, volleyball, squash, football, athletics, rounders, climbing and trampolining.
Music also plays a large part in the life of the school and the visit included steel band and snare drum workshops as well as a chance to see the school’s military band in action.
Alex Foreman, the school’s Principal, said: “This visit was an opportunity for pupils to play sports together, to establish friendships and for the students of King’s School to see and experience just what the Duke of York’s Royal Military School has to offer.”