Willkommen in Irland

Our German exchange 2019 began last Wednesday 18th September when 18 students from Karlsruhe in Germany arrived to KCS to meet their nervous partners.

The students had a week full of activities from visiting Cork City Gaol and UCC, to coming face to face with a tiger cub in Fota Wildlife park. The German students were also given a taster of some traditional Irish music by the fantastic trad band lead by Ms. Kearney and because they enjoyed the music so much they became the first German exchange group to partake in the performance and gave Irish students a performance of “der kleine grüne Kaktus.”

The German students even tried their hand at hurling with the help of Mr. Leahy and Mr. Madigen and although there were some near misses with the sliotars the Germans surprised us all with how quickly they picked the skills up.

On Wednesday morning there were hugs and tears as the Irish students waved the German students goodbye until March when they will meet again in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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Maria Brosnan