Ger­man stu­dents take to the stage for flu­ent pro­duc­tion

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

THE King’s School doesn’t just teach Ger­man as a mod­ern for­eign lan­guage, it pro­duces it, stages it and puts it on as a play.

Flu­ent young Ger­man stu­dents at King’s Girls Di­vi­sion staged their own ver­sion of the Broth­ers Grimm fa­ble Rumplestilt­skin to bid a fond farewell to Vi­en­nese stu­dent teacher Ro­mana Muehl, who has been work­ing at the Macclesfield school for the last six months.

As King’s head of Ger­man, Jes­sica Houghton, said: “It pro­vides a real con­text for the girls to use their Ger­man and is an en­rich­ment ex­pe­ri­ence for our bright­est stu­dents. They learn so much from the process and prob­a­bly don’t re­alise just how much they are de­vel­op­ing their lan­guage skills.”

Ro­mana said: “It was a fan­tas­tic send-off to hear one of my mother tongue’s clas­sic sto­ries in Ger­man and to see just how far the girls have pro­gressed with their Ger­man speak­ing even in my short time at King’s.”

Ro­mana added: “I have loved ev­ery minute of my stay in Macclesfield, but it’s funny you’re all so mod­est about this place.

“Ev­ery­one seems amazed when I say how much I love the place.

“They say ‘Re­ally?’ Well the an­swer is a re­sound­ing yes, Macclesfield is a beau­ti­ful place.”

He­len Nixon, 15, from Tyther­ing­ton, said: “It’s been an ex­cit­ing process and has taught me so much about com­mu­ni­cat­ing the lan­guage and not just recit­ing it.”

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