Thursday, 21 July 2016

German Exchange 2016 - Robert-Bosch-Gymnasium students visit Tomlinscote school

At the beginning of the month a group of 23 students from the Robert-Bosch-Gymnasium visited Tomlinscote school as part of the German Exchange 2016.

Among the different activities the students engaged with during the 10-day visit were a trip to Oxford, a meeting with the Mayor of Surrey Heath and participating in the Handball project.

First day at Tomlinscote

Visit to Oxford

Handball project

We are very much looking forward to the second part of the German Exchange 2016 in October when a group of Tomlinscote students will travel to Germany to visit the Robert-Bosch-Gymnasium.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Year 8 Intensive Language Courses in Japanese and Chinese 2016

Last month a selected group of Year 8 students had the opportunity to participate in an intensive week of learning either Mandarin Chinese or Japanese language and culture.

These students participated in a wide range of activities ranging from normal classroom lessons to sports, cooking, dressing in traditional costumes and visits. It was impressive to see the students getting involved in Tai Chi, karate, and getting hands-on in the kitchen by preparing and tasting sushi and dumplings.

Traditional Chinese craft

Kimono workshop
Tai Ji Workshop

Karate session

 The Chinese students had the opportunity to pay a visit to Wellington College and take part in Tai Chi fan and calligraphy sessions organised especially for our students.
Wellington College's Chinese Centre

Calligraphy session at Wellington College's Chinese Centre
It was very rewarding to see the students using the language by the end of the week and the feedback received was extremely positive. The Language College will be opening the opportunity for those eager and linguistically talented students to embark on an early GCSE courses from September 2016.