Euro­pean ad­ven­ture ap­proaches

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

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.

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