55th Kiel Exchange - 2012

18 pupils in S3 and S4, accompanied Miss Orem and Mr Irving to Kiel.

The programme was varied and the visit was very successful. The programme included day trips by rail to Hamburg and to the Island of Sylt. On the trip to Sylt the group visited List, the most northern point in Germany. The pupils also attended Music and History classes and took part in a number of Olympic themed activities with their exchange partners with a view to entering a competition organised by the UK-German Connection. Towards the end of our visit we experienced the ‘Kieler Woche’, a world famous sailing event. A number of Madras pupils contributed to the Farewell Evening which was rounded off as usual with Scottish dancing.



During the visit Miss Orem visited the War Cemetery in Kiel to lay flowers at the grave of a Madras FP, Andrew Drysdale, whose plane crashed near Sylt in 1941, and to take a photograph of the grave for the Madras Archives.