Strengthening German ties
Wimmera and Mallee students put their language skills to the test at a regional German poetry competition.
Students from grade four to year nine from Yaapeet and Haven primary schools and Rainbow, Dimboola and Horsham colleges participated in the event at Wimmera Trade Training Centre. The top three place-getters in each section of the Wimmera Mallee German Regional Poetry Competition received medals, with the top two achievers eligible to represent the Wimmera-mallee at a state final.
The competition aims to bring regional German students together to celebrate the benefits of learning a second language.
The region has a strong German history and students are able to appreciate the advantages of choosing to continue with German through to senior levels.
All competitors were treated to a German-style meal prepared by Vocational Education and Training students.