European adventure approaches
She may not know much about Germany but that is likely to change as her AFS experience draws closer.
Tokoroa’s Lauren Dickson is in the process of learning key words and is absorbing as much about the German culture as she can because the 15 year old is heading there in 2013.
The year 11 student from Forest View High School will find out next year what part of Germany she will be placed.
‘‘(I’m) very excited as I haven’t been out of the country by myself before. I am looking forward to learning about another culture,’’ she said.
‘‘I only know that they make some parts of road bikes and they eat sausages. I am learning to speak German with a programme that is on my ipod.’’
Germany is home to 81.8 million people and is famous for Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach and its Schwarzwa¨ lder Kirschtorte (Black Forest cherry torte).
Lauren is also having a batons up fundraiser at the Tokoroa Cosmopolitan Club on December 3 where the band NI-N-JAH will perform.
The draw starts at 8.30pm and prizes will range from $50 to $1000.
To purchase tickets, you can contact Lauren’s mother Fiona on 027 4168 663.
OVERSEAS ADVENTURE: Lauren Dickson is heading to Germany in 2013 to experience the culture.