Youthbridge Award in German for Excellence


In the of Autumn of last year here at Hipperholme we gained Youthbridge school status. Youthbridge is a charitable initiative of the British-German Association which is based in the German Embassy in London. Youthbridge aims to provide support for making German learning in British schools more relevant,  for the language interesting and fun.


Youthbridge Awards are presented annually to three German students of each participating Youthbridge school. These are chosen by the Head of German, for their enthusiasm , and ability in, the German language as well as their ability to motivate others to take up German and develop an interest in Germany. The awards are aimed at students in Year 8 or 9 who are at the start of their GCSE German studies.


Once nominated for the Award, students have to complete a project explaining, in German, their interest in Germany, its culture and language. This year’s projects submitted by Hipperholme Grammar School were described as “super projects” by Sue Austin at the British-German Association. This is a very high level of recognition for the students to recieve.


We are delighted to announce the winners of the British-German Association’s Youthbridge Award for 2017 at Hipperholme Grammar School as follows:


1st Place: Lucas Dance.  Lucas submitted a wonderful project about his experiences and interests in Germany.

He wins a Youthbridge Award certificate and £50.


2nd Place: Maximus Robins. Maximus completed a very impressive project all about a school trip to the Rheinland in Germany.

He wins a Youthbridge Award certificate and £30.


3rd Place: Ella Nicholson. Ella created a very interesting project all about David Wagner, the German Head Coach of Huddersfield FC.

She wins a Youthbridge Award certificate and £20.



The Head of German at HGSF , Frau Porter, added :

“I have been involved in the Youthbridge Awards for many years and I was delighted to be able to gain Youthbridge status for HGSF in 2016. The students nominated for the Youthbridge Award were really keen to participate and produced some amazing projects, all in their own time. I am really impressed with the level of interest in German in our school and I am extremely proud of our award winners, who most definitely deserve this recognition. I hope they enjoy spending their well-earned prizes!”



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