The Goethe-Institut London is in charge of implementing the initiative in the UK.
Ten years ago the German Federal Foreign Office launched a project called “Schools: Partners of the Future”. Its aim is to create and strengthen a global network of partner schools with special links to Germany.
Since its inception the network has been growing on a global scale. Today over 1,800 schools have seized the opportunity to become a PASCH school and to be recognised as a school of excellence worldwide.
The common denominator of all PASCH schools is their ability to stimulate and sustain interest in and enthusiasm for modern-day Germany and the German language in young people as well as to connect German language students all over the world.
Farlingaye High School has been selected alongside the other UK PASCH schools Tomlinscote School & Sixth Form College (Frimley), Leighton Academy (Crewe), Bishopbriggs Academy (Bishopbriggs), Colyton Grammar School (Devon).
Dr Susanne Frane, Deputy Head of Culture at the German Embassy London, welcomed the commitment of Farlingaye High School: “Schools like Farlingaye High with a whole-school approach to German play an essential part in supporting the exchange between different countries and they teach their students the skills they require as citizens of a globalised world.”
Dr Georgia Herlt, the Deputy Director of the Goethe-Institut London, and Dr Andy Sievewright, the Headteacher of Faringaye High School, both emphasised the significance of German in and for the UK and the opportunities for students.
The launch of Farligaye High School as a PASCH partner school was accompanied by a concert of the German Rapper Chefket for around 400 pupils at the school, which combined the learning of German with rap and a look behind the scenes of a rap concert.
More information on the PASCH initiative:
On rapper Chefket and his tour in the UK: https://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/en/spr/mag/20845621.html