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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Comenius Visit

In April this year Marriotts School hosted visitors from our Comenius partner schools. Please click here to find out more about the Comenius Project - Good Food Good Mood Students from one school in particular, our Swiss partner, Schloss Kasteln sent back comment on their visit. Feedback of our Swiss students about our trip to Stevenage: [...]

December 9th, 2013|International Schools|

10th visit of students from Berck sur Mer

We welcomed 55 students and 5 teachers from our French partner school for their 10 th visit to Marriotts. They had to get up at 2.30am to leave Berck sur Mer and come through the Channel Tunnel. They were then stuck in roadworks on the M25. Welcome to England ! They arrived to our new [...]

December 9th, 2013|International Schools|

Germany Exchange

Our Germany Exchange is in its second year and we have just come back from visiting our German partner school, the "Gymnasium Finkenwerder"  in Hamburg. 13 students from year 9 went. Every student was given an exchange partner, whose family became his/her guest family for the time of our stay. As last year, we were [...]

December 9th, 2013|International Schools|

Visit of our French partner school Lycee Jean Moulin, Berck sur Mer, Nord Pas de Calais to Stevenage

We welcomed 60 visitors from our French partner school for their 8th annual visit on 15th June 2012. The students were mainly Year 7 age, with some older students who work as school journalists, and four teachers. They left their town at 4.30am and travelled via the Eurotunnel to reach us at 10.30. Their visit [...]

December 9th, 2013|International Schools|

Visit of Swedish students to Marriotts during their visit to Stevenage, 18 June 2012

We were delighted to welcome a new group of visitors to our town and School. During their 10-day visit to Stevenage they asked to come to Marriotts to see a day in the life of an English school. The International Leaders accompanied them through their day, which was a busy one: Period 1 – English [...]

December 9th, 2013|International Schools|

Germany Exchange

Over the last school year we have worked hard to establish an exchange programme with Germany. We have now got a partner school in Hamburg, Germany, and we will be running annual exchange trips. We started last year by establishing a pen pal programme in year 8. Students were exchanging letters but they also quickly communicated [...]

December 9th, 2013|International Schools|

Sam McCaffery – soon to be Lance Corporal

The Corps of Royal Engineers is unique with all our "Sappers" being multi skilled soldiers, combat engineers and tradesmen working alongside all parts of the Army. They play a vital role in the effectiveness of the British Army and the United Kingdom in both peacetime and on Operations.  Sam is currently on tour in Afghanistan. [...]

December 6th, 2013|Alumni Army|

Lewis Gammon – Gunner – 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery

Saluting Battery We form Her Majesty The Queen's ceremonial Saluting Battery and are stationed at Woolwich, London. Known as 'The Troop' we are a mounted unit and all of our soldiers are superb equestrians trained to drive a team of six horses that pull the First World War 'thirteen pounder' state saluting guns. Royal Salutes [...]

December 6th, 2013|Alumni Army|

James Sheren – Lance Corporal

The Rifles is a forward-looking, innovative, infantry regiment relying on mutual respect & self-discipline. The Rifles trace their values and heritage back to the Peninsular War and the time portrayed in the TV series Sharpe. Then, as today, independence of thought and action were prized amongst the specialist soldiers equipped with rifles who were known [...]

December 6th, 2013|Alumni Army|

Lee Sapstead – Lance Corporal

The Poachers are the 2nd Battalion of The Royal Anglian Regiment, a Light Role Infantry Battalion that recruits from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. The Poachers have just returned from Dhekelia, Cyprus, and are now based in Cottesmore, Rutland, ready for possible operations in Afghanistan in 2013.  Lee is based at Cottesmore, Leicestershire [...]

December 6th, 2013|Alumni Army|
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