On May 15th a group of All Saints’ Year 8 pupils who learn German visited the Interactive Exhibition of a major German International Pharmaceutical Company at the Science Museum in London.
The group was invited by the British-German Association, based in London, which forges links between Britain and Germany and fosters understanding of how languages are used in the work place. All Saints was the only school in Yorkshire to be invited to visit the Exhibition. The Interactive Exhibition is central to the 150th Anniversary celebrations of this major international company and will be visiting 25 destinations throughout the world including London, Paris, Berlin, Mexico City, São Paulo, Sydney and Shanghai, with the USA being the next stop on this world tour.
The visit developed cross-curricular links, showing pupils the importance of German in Science and Business. Pupils visited the 22 interactive exhibition stands in the morning and then explored the rest of the Science Museum in the afternoon, focusing particularly on the ‘sketchbots’ in the web lab which explored the workings of the internet and the launch pad which explored the world of physics. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed it and said they found the Pharmaceutical Exhibition very informative and they particularly enjoyed the interactive aspects of the displays which really ‘made learning fun’.
They know lots of information which they had not known before the visit about scientific development and they also noted that the members of staff at the Exhibition were operating in two languages which emphasized to them the importance of German within business and science.