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Thorpe St Andrew School pupils to get insight into migration crisis

PUBLISHED: 17:35 05 February 2016 | UPDATED: 17:35 05 February 2016

The UK-German connection at Thorpe St Andrew School

The UK-German connection at Thorpe St Andrew School

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The migration crisis in Europe is to be investigated by school students through an exchange project in Germany.

Around 30 students and members of staff from Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form will be taking part in the scheme.

They will visit Gesamtschule Konradsdorf, in Hessen, to spend a week learning about the background to the current wave of migration.

It will also give them a chance to see what the local community has put in place to support the growing numbers of refugees and asylum seekers.

A school spokesman said: “Our exchange project is designed to enrich and support the already palpable interest that there is in school to help in some way.

“We will be raising awareness of the global and European situation and facilitating students and staff in planning a suitable response to the needs of the local refugee community, including developing fundraising and volunteering opportunities.”

The students, along with their host families, will visit community projects, talk to local politicians and volunteers, and participate in workshops. And in July, German pupils will return the visit to the UK.

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