Strength­en­ing Ger­man ties

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

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.

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