Welcome to the Exchange Page of HVS and the Humboldtgymnasium Cologne. Mrs Boniface (HVS) and Frau Cremer (Humboldtgymnasium) are committed to nurturing a global perspective and providing meaningful educational experiences for our students. International exchanges are key to promoting cultural understanding, language proficiency, and the development of well-rounded, globally-minded individuals. Our partnership with Humboldtgymnasium in Germany exemplifies this dedication.
Significance of Exchanges:
International exchanges offer students a chance to immerse themselves in a new cultural environment, fostering personal growth, empathy, and a broadened worldview.
Beyond traditional classrooms, students apply knowledge in real-life situations, developing adaptability, communication, and intercultural competence.
Integration of cross-curricular work:
- Collaborative projects based around our Stolpersteine project stated in June 2023 will continue to explore shared historical contexts, providing a deeper understanding of global events and their societal impact.
- Our exchange programme extends beyond language acquisition, and will involve the history faculties from both schools.
- Projects spanning multiple subjects develop a nuanced understanding of global issues, strengthening language skills and analytical abilities.
- Emphasising cross-disciplinary work, students will engage with our Stolpersteine project, and this will in turn enhance critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills, the HVS Work Ready Skills.
- Beyond traditional lessons, students communicate with peers, teachers, and host families, fostering practical language skills and confidence.
- Language acquisition is central to our programme, with students immersed in authentic language environments.
Humboldtgymnasium visit to HVS: 12th to 18th March 2024
HVS visit to the Humboldtgymnasium: 12th to 18th June 2024: Our Exchange programme is the gateway to a transformative educational journey. We invite students, parents, and educators to explore the possibilities of our partnership with Humboldtgymnasium, Cologne. Together, we are shaping global citizens with language proficiency, cultural awareness, and a deep appreciation for the interconnectedness of history and society.