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Dear colleagues,

Welcome back! There are lots of new and exciting opportunities to get involved in over the next academic year, including:

  • Deadline reminder: seas and oceans youth seminar
  • Host a Teacher in 2018
  • Voyage kids: back to school special
  • Magical Christmas Trips
  • Partnerships Bursaries
  • Young Europeans Award
  • Looking ahead

Deadline reminder: seas and oceans youth seminar

Applications are still open for young people from the UK and Germany to take part in our seminar in Hamburg on 20-22 October 2017.

Activities will include an excursion to the mudflats and expert-led workshops on themes surrounding our seas and oceans.

Deadline: 7 September 2017

Seas and Oceans youth seminar

Host a Teacher in 2018

With our free and flexible programme, your school can host a teacher from Germany for two or three weeks in the spring or summer term.

"The children gained a unique perspective into a different culture and way of life."

Deadline: 21 September 2017

Host a Teacher

Voyage kids: back to school special

Start the new school year by teaching your pupils all about school life in Germany:

  • Find out: A typical school day
  • Basteln: Make a Schultüte
  • Memory game
  • 'School words' quizzes

Back to school: facts, games and puzzles!

Magical Christmas Trips

From biscuit-making to Christmas markets; give your primary pupils a taste of Germany's Christmas culture and set up a link to a German primary school.

"More pupils now want to learn German and the wider community has also gained a greater awareness." Find out what last year's schools got up to on their visit.

Deadline: 26 September 2017

Magical Christmas Trips

School Partnership Bursaries

Do you have a link with a German school?

Special partnership bursaries are available again this year for UK-German school partnership activities taking place in 2018.

Deadline: 7 November 2017

School Partnership Bursaries

Young Europeans Award

Are your pupils interested in European issues? Encourage them to enter the competition and win a trip to Warsaw!

With the UK (and UK-German Connection) as a partner for 2017-18, pupils are invited to team up with young people from Germany, Poland and France and enter with a project on the theme 'To be or not to be... a European.'

Young Europeans Award

Looking ahead

  • Plan ahead for the new school year with our calendar of opportunities

  • Vote for your favourite image in our German Pupil Course photo challenge on Instagram by the end of September

  • Funding deadline: 31 October 2017. Apply for funding for projects taking place from winter 2017.

  • Opening soon: applications for the 2017-18 FLA/ELA Ambassadors programme

Please do get in touch with us if you have any questions about any of our opportunities or would like to discuss your plans for UK-German activity.

With best wishes for a good start to the school year,

Your UK-German Connection Team
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UK-German Connection - bringing young people together is dedicated to increasing contacts and understanding between young people in the UK and Germany. It is a bilateral initiative, which has been established and developed in collaboration between the UK and German governments, British Council and Pädagogischer Austauschdienst.

UK-German Connection - Deutsch-britische Schul- und Jugendbegegnungen widmet sich der Förderung der Kontakte und des Verständnisses zwischen jungen Menschen aus Deutschland und dem Vereinigten Königreich. Die bilaterale Initiative wird von der deutschen und der britischen Regierung, British Council und dem Pädagogischen Austauschdienst getragen.