This year, due to Covid-19, students of Lucan Community College will be unable to host students or travel to Germany, as part of their usual exchange programme, writes Rachel Cunningham.
However, after communicating with Gymnasium Münchberg, they decided to participate in a virtual exchange instead.
The first event will take place this October in Lucan, when the community college will virtually host various activities. The school’s German department has put together an action-packed programme of events which will be virtually undertaken by their Irish and German students, including music, baking, history, geography, GAA sport, Irish dancing and art displays.
Part two of the exchange will take place in February, when Gymnasium Münchberg will virtually host its Irish guests with exciting activities and cultural events.
Although students cannot meet physically, these events will provide an opportunity for twenty Irish student from fourth and fifth year to speak in german and to learn about various German customs and traditions.