Ollie T (14) has taken up a place on a prestigious ‘German and Sport’ residential scholarship.

Ollie wrote an applicaion letter for the very competitively contested course and was one of only 20 students selected from across EurOllie Truman - Nov 2015ope.

The aim of the residential is to enjoy a one week residential in Germany, to improve German skills through extra language classes and to take part in football training with students from other European countries. It took place during October half term in ‘Campus Nordse’ in St-Peter-Ording on the North Sea coast of Germany.

Ollie said it was “a fantastic and interesting experience”.

Students from Colyton are lucky to be offered this opportunity due to the school’s partnership links with the Goethe Institut, the German equivalent of the British Council. It is awarded by Kathrin Lauber, the PASCH co-ordinator at the Goethe Institut in London. PASCH stands for the ‘Schools: Partners for the Future’ initiative. It is a global network of some 1,500 schools that place a high value on German.

By student reporter Grace H