21st November 2022
Writing: Divit Kelmani (Year 11)
Editing: Aayush Mukherjee (Year 13)
Last Wednesday, Year 11 GCSE German students had the opportunity to visit the British Film Institute in Southbank. As our speaking mock examinations drew near, it was a great chance to practise our German and learn a variety of new words and phrases.
We watched several short films in German (some of which had been nominated for several awards in the past), such as Bango Vassil, a traditional Bulgarian Christmas story about a limping shepherd with mysterious powers who gives children gifts on Christmas Day. We were provided with a workbook filled with questions about the movies we had watched and this was a fantastic way for us to help remember the new German vocabulary we had learnt. Finally, to end off the trip, we watched Berlin 36, a movie about two German high jump athletes who fought to compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, during the Nazi occupation of Germany. All in all, it was a very fun and insightful trip and it allowed us to continue our GCSE German studies in an enjoyable manner.