In addition to the upcoming visit of our friends from the Hannover-Bristol Gesellschaft in August, the dental students from Hannover’s Leibniz University will be here in June, visiting their counterparts at Bristol University. They will have a reception with the new Lord Mayor, Councillor Cleo Lake, and BHC Chair Ann Kennard will give an illustrated presentation on the history – and present! – of the link between the two cities.
And recently we have linked up with Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy here in Bristol, where German has been introduced, along with other languages, as part of a broad curriculum designed to awaken an understanding of other cultures. Ann Kennard gave a short presentation on the link with Hannover recently, using the ‘In Someone Else’s Shoes’ project as an illustration of the origins of the link, but also to fit in with the school’s (this) monthly value of ‘kindness’. Redfield is a new school and only has Reception up to Year 3 at the moment, the other years will be added on on a yearly basis. But the staff are very keen to link up with a Grundschule in Hannover, so that the children can email each other, and perhaps even visit in the future. We are also working with Bristol University, who may be able to provide some input from Erasmus students from Hannover. Watch this space!