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Alex

World Book Day

Posted by Central Primary School, 05/03/2020

Today is World Book Day, a celebration of reading, so children dressed up either as a character from a book or as a word. Alex really enjoyed all the children’s costumes including his own. It was a fun day.

Alex

New outfit

Posted by Central Primary School, 04/03/2020

The temperatures have dropped quite a bit in Watford and Alex was feeling rather cold, so Zara kindly made him some clothes. She made a t-shirt, a vest and a hat. He looks quite stylish and he really likes his new outfit.

Ben

Ben and his new friend

Posted by Konrad Groß Grundschule Nürnberg, 03/03/2020

Today Ben met a new friend. He spent the afternoon with this friend a little Guinea pig from Nuremberg!
And Ben and the pupils from Nuremberg are already very excited about the items from Watford! He will start to prepare a package for Watford next week!!

Alex

Alex preparing a special package

Posted by Central Primary School, 03/03/2020

Alex and children in Year 4 are preparing a special package to send to Ben and the children in Konrad Gross Grundschule. They are designing some letters, cards and even some origami. Alex also wants to send a few surprise items.

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Alex on holidays

Posted by Central Primary School, 27/02/2020

Alex spent the half term holidays with Akinsa and had a lot of fun by going to the park, going shopping and having lots of yummy food.
Alex even went to Akinsa’s parents work place. It was a nice break and Akinsa and Alex got to know each other better.
Please find attached a copy of Akinsa’s letter/ diary.

Ben

Ben fights

Posted by Konrad Groß Grundschule Nürnberg , 20/02/2020

Yesterday I learned how to defend myself!!

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Ben rides on a horse

Posted by Konrad Groß Grundschule Nürnberg, 19/02/2020

On the weekend I was allowed to ride on a horse in Nuremberg. The horse was Henry. It was pretty high!

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Ben at the bakery

Posted by Konrad Groß Grundschule Nürnberg, 19/02/2020

Today I went to a traditional German bakery in Nuremberg! And everything was sooooooo delicious!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ben as cheerleader

Posted by Konrad Groß Grundschule Nürnberg , 19/02/2020

Today I joined the cheerleading lesson in the afternoon with a girl of the class 3g in Nuremberg! It was great fun!!!!

Ben

A great surprise!

Posted by Grundschule Schnait, 19/02/2020

Today we opened the great parcel of our English partner school in English classes. We were very pleased!!! The parcel contained English sweets, postcards, a book, a puzzle, tea and great letters from the students! Many thanks to the children and teacher of the Lexton Junior School in Oundle!

Ben

A funny day!

Posted by Grundschule Schnait, 19/02/2020

Ben was shopping and sat on the shelf with the letter biscuits. He was at Amelie’s home and played with her and Dwin and painted pictures.
By Amelie and Dwin

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A day with Ben

Posted by Grundschule Schnait, 19/02/2020

After school, Ben came to Sophia for lunch. I visited her and we played vet.
In the evening I took Ben into athletics.
Ben watched.
The next morning I took Ben back to school.
By Sofia

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Ben and me

Posted by Grundschule Schnait, 19/02/2020

Ben came home with me. He ate with me and then watched my homework. We played with my friend Sofia Barbie and vet. Ben then went home with Sofia.
By Sophia

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Maths with Ben

Posted by Konrad-Groß-Grundschule Nürnberg , 19/02/2020

Today, I learned a lot about calculating with Euro and Cent.

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In the mushroom box

Posted by Grundschule Konrad-Groß Nürnberg , 19/02/2020

Today Ben watched mushrooms that has been cultivated by kids of the class 3b since a couple of weeks. It’ s so amazing how fast they grow from day to day! Ben is already excited how they taste on a delicious pizza or a hot creamy mushroom soup on these cold days. Yummy! 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈

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Bens letter to Alex

Posted by Grundschule Konrad Groß Nürnberg , 19/02/2020

Ben wrote bis first letter from Nuremberg to Watford.

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Ben had finally arrived

Posted by Konrad Groß Grunschule Nürnberg, 19/02/2020

Today our guest arrived from London! The whole class was very happy and is already very curious what we will experience together.

Alex

Tickets to the Art Show Case

Posted by Central Primary School, 12/02/2020

Yesterday was an amazing day, I walked with Year 4 Beech to Central Primary School Art Show Case which was held at a venue. I was really impressed by the quality and diversity of art pieces on display made by children from Year 1 to Year 6. The musical performance was also diverse with Keyboard, Djembe Drumming and violin pieces. There were also numerous drama performances. I enjoyed especially the choir performance as they sang the German song “Lasst uns miteinander”.

Alex

Bei Emma

Posted by Wisbech Grammar School, 11/02/2020

Ich habe eine tolle Nacht bei Emma verbracht! Danke für die Gastfreundlichkeit!

Alex

So viele Teddybären!

Posted by Wisbech Grammar School, 11/02/2020

Es macht so viel Spaß hier an Wisbech Grammar School. Letzte Woche habe ich die Teddybären von den Schülern aus Klasse 3 kennengelernt!

Alex

Sad news

Posted by Central Primary School, 11/02/2020

Alex was becoming quite upset that is friend Ben was still stuck at the airport. Ben wrote a very touching letter to Alex.

Alex

An exciting week

Posted by Central Primary School, 11/02/2020

Guten Morgen

Alex is well and says hello. He was a little grumpy at first today because he heard Ben has not arrived and thinks he is taking a holiday e route to Germany. However, he soon cheered up and later said he was wunderbar: he has been learning science with our children, played at lunch-time club and went home with Anvee last night.

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Alex arrived at Central Primary School

Posted by Central Primary School, 11/02/2020

On Monday the 3rd of February Alex arrived at Central Primary School and was introduced to Year 4 Beam class. They started to listen to Alex’s song and quite enjoyed it. We will learn the meaning of the words during the week and try to sing along.
Alex took part in our French lesson and went to Assembly with Year 4 and it was quite interesting.

Alex

Alex ist in Wisbech angekommen!

Posted by Wisbech Grammar School, 06/02/2020

Ich bin seit Montag in der Wisbech Grammar Schule! Schüler haben mir tolle Willkommenskarten überreicht und sich vorgestellt! Dann haben wir alle zusammen 1-10 gezählt. Ich habe auch die Farben mit ihnen wiederholt und sie lieben meinen blauen Mantel!

Ben

An exciting day!

Posted by Grundschule Schnait, 06/02/2020

Ben the Bear visited us today:
Evdoxia and Juliana.

First he was allowed to have lunch with me (Juliana).
Then Ben watched me do my homework.
After that he was allowed to take me to the Zumba.
There he watched us dance.
Then we drove to the library and borrowed books.
We went home with the books and we all had dinner together.
Juliana and Evdoxia

Ben

Ben`s first day in the “Grundschule Schnait”

Posted by Grundschule Schnait, 04/02/2020

Today we, class 4 of the primary school in Weinstadt Schnait, got to know Ben the Bear in English classes.
Ben told us about his home and family.
He was allowed to go home to Juliana and Evdoxia.
Let’s see what Ben will experience there this afternoon!

Alex

Where we live

Posted by NIA, 17/01/2020

Alex has been telling us all about his home in Germany. I am telling him all about the Queen of England.

Alex

Sounds and numbers

Posted by NIA, 17/01/2020

We have been teaching Alex how to count to ten in English. Alex counted in ten in German for us. It was so tricky to copy!

Ben

Our school in Lalendorf

Posted by Johann-Pogge-School Lalendorf, 17/01/2020

Ben is enjoying his visit at Johann-Pogge-Grundschule in Lalendorf. More than 300 pupils learn here in classes 1 to 10.

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Alex has fun with his friends

Posted by Northampton International Academy, 16/01/2020

Alex has been with us for a couple of weeks now and we love him very much. He helps us with our work and is a fantastic friend.

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Ben at KSG Lalendorf football coaching

Posted by Johann-Pogge-School Lalendorf, 14/01/2020

Ben was a guest when Fabian and Charlie played football in a gym, their (ihr) Thursday football coaching. He wore (trug) a jersey and a wolly hat of the HANSA ROSTOCK TEAM. It was really fun and Ben liked it. He smiled.

Fabian and Charlie

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Ben at Harley’s room

Posted by Johann-Pogge-School Lalendorf, 14/01/2020

On Monday the 13th of January Ben visited Harley. He helped her planning her birthday party in February and she read some German fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm for him.
Great, good idea for my party.
Thank you, Ben.

Ben

Katharina and Ben

Posted by Johann-Pogge-School Lalendorf, 14/01/2020

Katharina was the first who showed Ben her room and village, they had a bike tour together and played with her doll house and read stories. THANK YOU Ben

Ben

Welcome to our school

Posted by Johann-Pogge-School Lalendorf, 07/01/2020

Today Ben arrived in Lalendorf at our Johann-Pogge-School. He will stay with class 4a and class 4b for two weeks. We are very happy and welcomed him today. Ben stays with Katharina today. We will inform you about his life with us. THANK YOU so far.
Anne Niekrenz (English teacher)

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Alex takes part in the Christmas Play

Posted by Monks Coppenhall Academy, 12/12/2019

Alex took part in our Christmas Play Christmas Around the World at Monks Coppenhall Academy in Crewe.
He visited Poland, China, Australia, Malawi, the USA and Ireland.
He learnt how to say Merry Christmas in Malawi.’Khilisimasi Yabwino!’ Merry Christmas!

Ben

Ben plays rugby

Ben had his first rugby experience. Jury took care of him and made sure that he would not get injured. Ben enjoyed this very much!

Ben

Ben enjoys pizza

Ben stayed with Mika and Juri for a weekend. They had a lot of fun together and ate pizza.

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Ben spent a weekend away

Ben spent the weekend at Teos house. Teo also took him to a football play and gave Ben a tricot of his favourite football team – the HSV!

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Ben and his friends

Ben is really happy with all his friends. Everyone brought their favourite cuddly toy.

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Ben prepares food

Ben showed us how to prepare cucumber sandwiches. Everyone loved it! Eventhough we were surprised that there was only cucumber on it and no cheese or ham.

Alex

Alex Celebrates Christmas

Today Alex has been helping the children in Year 3 to make gift tags for Monks Coppenhall Academy’s Christmas Fayre on Friday. Tomorrow he is going to the theatre to see ‘The Prince and the Pauper’ and on Thursday he is going to the Christmas Party. He is very excited!

Ben

Best friends

Ben arrived in Meerbusch and met his old friend Mr. Mole, the English mascot.

Alex

Alex Maps London

Today Alex learnt all about London with the Year 2 children at Monk Coppenhall Academy in Crewe. He then helped them program a robot to go from St Paul’s Cathedral to the Shard. His favourite building in London was Big Ben because his best friend is called Ben.

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Double the fun over the weekend!

Ben spend the weekend together with Mine and Lily. He slept at Lily`s place in his own Bed. During the day Ben spend a lot of time trying on different outfits. After he finally choose an outfit (more…)

Alex

Alex enjoys his half term holiday

Posted by Hemblington Primary School

Alex joined two of our older pupils for the half term holiday. He enjoyed a trip to the park and celebrated at a light party organised by Hemblington Church.

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Ben`s exciting schedule :)

Ben got to work and started to plan his stay and his activities. Excited about all the possibilities, he started to schedule his stay in order to fit all the wonderful ideas presented to him by the students he met.

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Ben with his friend

Ben enjoyed his holiday with his friend.

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New Adventures!

Ben had his first day in Jena. His new friend Raphael took him on a first trip through the city. They visited the library and Ben had the opportunity to learn a lot about German books. After taking in so much knowledge the two relaxed and enjoyed playing with Lego for a while.
They finished the day with an amazing dinner including German sausages and real German bread!
It was a tiring but exciting day for Ben and he`s exited for what is still to come.

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Ben`s first day!

After taking a while longer than expected, Ben finally arrived in his new home in Jena. He was warmly welcomed by his new friends at the Kulturanum school in Jena Lobeda. In order to calm down Ben used the opportunity to relax and listen to his favourite travel songs.

Alex

Meeting some new pupils

Posted by Hadrian Park Primary School, 03/07/2019

Alex has enjoyed meeting a new class at Hadrian Park today. These pupils are aged 6 and 7 and have spent time with their new teacher for September.

Alex

Welcome to Hadrian Park

Posted by Hadrian Park Primary School, 28/06/2019

Willkommen Alex!!! We are very pleased to welcome Alex to our school for the next few weeks. He has had fun meeting the Hadrian Park teddy bear and seeing our pupils enjoying their school dinners in our school hall.

Alex

Schwimmen macht Spass!

Posted by Hadrian Park Primary School, 28/06/2019

Alex joined our Year 3 pupils on their swimming lesson. It was very hot inside the swimming pool but he had lots of fun watching the pupils working hard to improve their swimming skills.

Ben

Ben‘s school trip

Posted by Schule Eigeltingen, 27/06/2019

Today we took Ben to a school trip to the theatre in Konstanz. The play was called „Sagt der Walfisch zum Thunfisch“ and it was a modern story about Noah‘s Ark. We were all looking carefully after Ben (more…)

Alex

Sommer!

Posted by Hill View Infant Academy, 23/06/2019

Today Alex taught us some German Summer words.We learned how to say sandcastle, beach, sea and Summer in German.We drew some beach scenes and labelled them in German and said what they were. Later this week (more…)

Ben

Getting to know the school

Posted by Grundschule Tintenklecks, 19/06/2019

Today we took Ben round our school. He got to know our school with all the classrooms and the schoolyard. We had a lot of fun. Also Ben got to know our bears and we told Ben about our families.

Ben

Hello Ben – welcome at our school

Posted by Grundschule Tintenklecks, 17/06/2019

Today we met Ben for the first time and gave him a very warm welcome. We listened to his story and told him our names and also where we are from. We looked at a map of the world to find out about his way to Germany.

Alex

Alex meet Alex!

Posted by Pendoylan Primary School, 13/06/2019

Here are our pupils sizing up the bears and Alex meet your name sake Alex!

Alex

Making friends!

Posted by Pendoylan Primary School, 13/06/2019

Our class bear ‘Waffles’ absolutely delighted to find a fellow bear to hang out with and to learn from! A ‘beary’ cultural exchange!

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Hearing from our pen pals in Hamburg

Posted by Pendoylan Primary School, 13/06/2019

We added to our exciting day by opening up the post we received from Germany.

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A Welsh welcome for Alex the Bear!

Posted by Pendoylan Primary School, 13/06/2019

There was great excitement last week when a big, red box arrived to our Year 4 class in Pendoylan. We were all wondering what was in it? What a surprise to us when we saw our German friend Alex popping out of the box!

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German minibooks

Posted by Hill View Infant Academy, 13/06/2019

Hi, we are very pleased to have Alex in our school. The children have practised saying their name, where they come from and some family members. Here is a photo of some mini books we have made.