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Courtesy of the Goethe institute, year 8 and 9 enjoyed a film screening about the Berlin wall, and four older students debated the merits of vegetarian-only school canteens as part of a German-language debating competition.

Last week year 8 and year 9 Germany classes went to the Goethe Institute, a non-profit association promoting the study of the German language abroad, to watch Sputnik, a film based on the events following the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Anna in year 9 comments, "the film was very interesting and listening to it really helped all of us with pronunciation. We later went to the library and looked at the vast collection of German literature."

On Friday 3rd December, meanwhile, four of our older students - Phoebe and Yamini in year 12 and Poppy and Alexandra in year 11 - took part in an online German debating competition organised by the Goethe Institute against Sheffield High School for Girls. We proposed the motion 'School canteens should only offer vegan and vegetarian food in schools', with each team member speaking for up to four minutes. The debate was a very close contest, but we were thrilled to win and are looking forward to the next round of the competition in January.