Kopernikus Gymnasium celebrates 50th Anniversary
Invicta Grammar School has had a long-standing partnership with Kopernikus Gymnasium in Rheine, Germany, our exchange and World School partner for 34 years. We were delighted to have been invited to their 50th anniversary. As guests at the official ceremony on Friday, 18 September amongst Department and Regional officials, Mrs Derrick and Mrs Ricks heard presentations about the history of the school. At the time of its founding, the Kopernikus had been a bold move to modern education. Over the years, the school has grown to develop a strong emphasis on community and international links.
We were proud to be mentioned in the main presentations, and Invicta Grammar School was evidenced in project works around the school. Mrs Derrick and Mrs Ricks were thrilled to meet some of our students’ exchange partners. We thoroughly enjoyed the warm and natural confidence that exuded from both students and staff. They were all incredibly proud of the 50th anniversary. Our trip concluded with an insight into a typical street party where 1000 guests consumed typical German regional food and drinks.
We look forward to welcoming Mark Bauer, the Headteacher and one of the many English staff to Invicta in November, when the first stage of this year’s German Exchange takes place.