Anabel Mc Clements was one of the two pupils from Northern Ireland to be chosen for UK-German Connection immersion programme in Wadern in Germany because of exceptional progress in German at GCSE level.
During her two week stay at the end of August 2018 she took part in many projects, such as interviewing people about their cultural identity in the city of Saarbrucken, and teaching basic English words to children in a German primary school.
On most days she also accompanied her host, Hannah, to classes in order to truly experience a typical German school. The experience not only improved her linguistic and cultural knowledge, but also her confidence because she had to converse with a variety of people in the German language every day.
As well as this she made many lifelong friends from both the UK and Germany who all plan to meet up again soon!