Girls participate in Oxford German Olympiad 2020

On the morning of Monday 10th February, the LIV (Year 7) were immersed in discovering all things German, taking part in this year’s Oxford German Olympiad 2020, a prestigious annual event. The girls undertook research on inventions from German-speaking countries and were astonished how many different inventions they found, ranging from the well-known like automobiles, x-ray technology, Adidas shoes, Haribo gummi bears and Milka chocolate to jeans, toothpaste, contact lenses, helicopters and mayonnaise.

They worked in groups of three and created fantastic visuals of the German and English names for the inventions and produced a video of themselves pronouncing the German words which will be entered into the Oxford German Olympiad 2020 competition.

We were also joined by an expert from the Goethe Institute, Mr Alex Pickering, who gave an insightful talk about the importance of languages and German in particular. The girls were very engaged and asked lots of questions about German history. The session ended with a fun quiz where the girls could show off what they had learnt.

The girls went to lunch with a wealth of new knowledge about all things German, at least 30 German words they didn’t know before, and some goodies from the Goethe Institute, as well as some Haribos and Kinder chocolate. What an educational and fun-filled morning was had by all!