“Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) forms a worldwide network of more than 1,800 schools with a special connection to Germany. It is an initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and other institutions. The Goethe-Institut London is in charge of implementing the initiative in England.
The Goethe-Institut London and the German Embassy London is pleased to announce that on 30 January 2019 Richmond School & Sixth Form College was officially launched as a school of the PASCH network. The day opened with speeches by Dr. Susanne Frane of the German Embassy, Dr. Georgia Herlt of the Goethe-Institut London and Jenna Potter of Richmond School & Sixth Form College. The speeches were to be followed by a students’ performance and a reception.
The new partner school in Richmond/North Yorkshire adds to the Goethe-Institut London’s existing partner school network in the UK, taking their number of partner schools to seven. Earlier this year, St Hilda’s CE High School in Liverpool was officially launched as the sixth partner school. Other PASCH schools include Tomlinscote School & Sixth Form College (Frimley), Leighton Academy (Crewe), Colyton Grammar School (Devon) and Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge, Suffolk and St Brendan’s Sixth Form College in Bristol.
The Goethe-Institut fosters around 500 PASCH schools worldwide. These schools have a special focus on German and German culture. The focus lies on widening horizons through multilingualism and a common approach to future problems as an international learning community.
The project “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) was launched ten years ago by the German Federal Foreign Office. Its aim is to create and strengthen a global network of partner schools with special links to German.