Hermitage Academy's German Exchange programme has been running very successfully since 2001. This long-standing link with the Willibald Gluck Gymnasium in Neumarkt, Bavaria, offers S3 – S6 pupils the chance to spend time living with a German family, enhancing their knowledge of German culture by sharing their daily routine.
Pupils taking part in the Exchange have the chance to learn about the German education system by attending their partner's classes, sampling the regional food and participating in various trips and excursions. These experiences serve to enhance pupils' confidence in their language skills and broaden their horizons.
We normally visit Neumarkt in September for 5 - 7 days and the return leg in Scotland normally takes place in June, again for 5 - 7 days. The cost of the trip s approximately £300.