Hannah Wright: August 2017
The 2017 German exchange was a huge success with 17 Germans and 18 English young people, ranging from just 9 years old to 23, enjoying 10 days of fun-filled activities which brought laughter, happiness and a few tears when it came to be saying 'goodbye'. The programme this year was jam-packed, from going to the seaside, to rock climbing and even scavenging around Aylesbury to try and complete the challenging list of photos needed. These included slow dancing with a stranger, a dramatic scene in a public place and dressing in the opposite gender's clothing. This also lead to one of the German boys getting four girl's phone numbers in McDonalds and was even invited to a party. However, he politely declined as he had an exchange house party to attend instead?
Every day brought a new adventure and a lot more laughs, even in Caldecott when two of the canoes capsized and we got completely drenched. I then realised that I had forgotten a towel, luckily someone kindly offered me theirs since they were completely dry — I wasn't jealous at all!
The coach journeys were also a highlight as we learnt that in Germany they have exactly three songs which are constantly played on repeat at full volume. Even the English knew all the words to "Schatzi schenk mir ein Foto " by the end of the exchange which only got slightly annoying! We ended on a high with the farewell concert where we saw a lot more of some of the boys than we wanted to in their Barbie girl dance and wrestling sketch as well as having a good laugh at the sketches prepared. A special thank you goes out to our incredible leaders Dawn and Viv who arranged such a great exchange and joined in with all the activities with a smile on their face. We were all very sad to see it come to an end and can't wait to head out to Germany next year and have just as much fun.
For the Aylesbury Scavenger List, click here.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Pearl Riley, who has been Secretary of The Tuesday Fellowship for over 20 years is now stepping down from office. The love and appreciation of the Fellowship for all that Pearl has contributed were expressed at the 10th July Annual General Meeting. Pearl was presented with a framed photograph of the group, a bouquet of flowers, specially baked cakes and a card in which everyone expressed their...
On July 7th; the same day that England triumphed over Sweden in the World Cup, the Circuit Youth Event was held! It was called 'Be the best version of you'.We kicked off the evening with prayer and worship led by Casey Leigh and the band from Aylesbury Vale Community Church. The band helped to create a wonderful atmosphere throughout the evening, giving a brief tutorial on how to play...
Our Action for Children weekend raised £660 from Saturday's stall in Market Square, Sunday's cake and plant stall in the hall and the retiring collection plus gift aid.During Action for Children's Sunday service led by our minister Helen, Madeleine Clarke, the charity's Community Fundraising Manager spoke about how the charity works and what it does. Local Buckinghamshire...