The Douglas School puts more emphasis on German culture

Douglas Secondary School is part of the “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) initiative, which forms a global network of over 2,000 schools with a particular focus on Germany and German culture.

The Goethe-Institut helps schools to include or expand the teaching of German in their curricula and offers teachers further training in language courses, as well as equipping schools with teaching materials, learning and cultural studies adapted to multimedia.

It sends pedagogical experts to help partner schools around the world.

Youth programs are organized in Germany for pupils of participating schools, allowing them to improve their language skills, develop their intercultural skills and discover Germany and its culture.

It was launched in 2008 by the German Federal Foreign Office to create and strengthen a global network of partner schools with ties to Germany.

The Goethe-Instituts in London and Glasgow are responsible for implementing the initiative in the UK, which promotes knowledge of German abroad and encourages international cultural exchange.

The Goethe-Institut supports around 600 PASCH schools worldwide with a particular focus on German and German culture.

Due to a delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the official launch took place on Monday, July 11.

Ballakermeen High School has been a partner school since July 2020 and adds to the Goethe-Institut’s existing PASCH partner school network in the UK, bringing its number of partner schools to 12.

The Goethe-Institut in London said it was “honoured” to welcome Ballakermeen High School in Douglas on the Isle of Man to its “thriving” PASCH network in the UK.