Hosted in the school’s playground and in the well-appointed theatre of its new Zinnen building, the “Freshers and Followers” event was an opportunity for guests to discover clubs and associations and other institutions useful to the English-speaking international community. The event, organised by the Friends of St George’s, was primarily aimed at the families of new arrivals at the school but it also attracted plenty of families with children who were already studying at St. George’s.
The school’s purpose-built campus in Hamm now houses around 750 students from 50 nationalities who follow the national curriculum of England and Wales, but tailored to meet the needs of an independent overseas school.
Delano also had a stand and hosted a quiz which may have been a little tricky for newcomers to the country—but we hope that some of those visitors who took part learned some interesting trivia about Luxembourg. The answers are printed below:
Luxembourg is 2,587km2.
Gauthier Destenay is the name of Xavier Bettel’s husband.
Josy Barthel won the 1500 metres gold medal at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki.
Luxembourg has won the Eurovision Song Contest 5 times.
Luxembourg’s famous comic book superhero, as portrayed in the books by Lucien Czuga and Roger Leiner, is Superjhemp.
3 European Commission presidents have been Luxembourgers.
Luxembourg is NOT a founding member of G7
The first names of the famous Schleck brothers are Andy and Fränck
The Moselle forms Luxembourg’s border with Germany.
93% of IGCSE examinations at St. George’s were graded A*/C in 2016.