The Crewe and Nantwich
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Summer School fun
The 2016 English Language Summer School was a great success. After 3 hours of study every morning the group made afternoon visits to places of interest and let their hair down in the evenings. The boat trip down the canal in Audlem made a relaxing break.
More photos will be available shortly.
25 years of friendship
Whatever Brexit holds it does not mean that we cut ourselves completely off from Europe. Our relationship with Bischofsheim is as strong as ever, as was demonstrated by the recent celebrations in Germany.
Our hosts went out of their way to make this event special. The highlight was a day cruise along the Rhein and the Main.
A complete photographic record of the celebrations and the additional trip to Thunringia will be available shortly. Here are some German press reports of the visit
German teacher gets lifetime achievemet award
Canta has been supporting the work of Leighton Academy in promoting a knowledge of Germany and its language. See below for latest report.
It is very pleasing to discover that Nigel Pearson, from the school, was presented with a lifetime achievement award by German ambassador Dr Peter Ammon at the 13th German teacher awards. In these awards the Federal Republic of Germany recognises outstanding achievements of individual teachers of German in primary and secondary schools in the UK.
(Photo and information Crewe Chronicle)
A present from Germany
Leighton Academy has received several copies of street signs in Bischofsheim our twin town in Germany. The aim was to to make Germany more real to the pupils. This was another project in the continuing efforts of CANTA and Bischofsheim to support the teaching of German in the school.
Twin towns news
Zur Erinnerung - In Remembrance
The 25th Anniversary Twinning Celebrations in Bischofsheim got off to a very special start. Margery Mayman, widow of John Mayman of the former Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council, laid a wreath to rededicate a memorial to the fallen of both countries. In 2007 Mayor Reinhard Bersch and John Mayman laid the original wreath at the behest of the late Albert Killiner, a former soldier and citizen of the Borough.
Mâcon celebrates 60 years of twinning with Neustadt.
The Mayor of Mâcon Jean-Patrick Curtois and Marie-Paul Cervos, in charge of international relations, visited Neustadt in Germany in May. The twinning was Mâcon's first, a courageous step not so long after the Second World War. The event involved youngsters from Mâcon and demonstated the importance of young people in twinning. Details of the event, in French, are here