Saturday 25 May 2019

German ambassador in Grammar visit

Drogheda Grammar School has been honoured with a visit from the German Ambassador to Ireland Deike Potzel.

Ambassador Potzel was greeted by German students, before a performance by the 5th Year music class under the guidance of Ms Norris and songs included Air on the G String by Bach, an Irish version of Fun's "Some Night" and "Muss i denn", a folk song from the Swabian region of Germany.

The Ambassador then delivered a very engaging speech and spoke to the students about her work as an ambassador and the many career opportunities which exist for German speakers. A question and answer session ensued and Ambassador Potzel very thoughtfully answered all questions posed by the students.

German students, Amy White and Jack Finnegan, later presented the ambassador with flowers, an Irish gift and a book on the history of the Grammar School in Drogheda.

Ambassador Potzel gifted a set of German language books for the school's library.

Drogheda Independent