Europa School UK pupils had a fantastic day with Steve Eadon, formerly of Arsenal Double Club, and Simone Pfliegel, from the Goethe-Institut in London – all about football. The excitement started to spread when a huge box with a professional table football table from Germany arrived which was soon expertly put together by Mark Wright and Roberto Rodrigues.

Year 2 German spent a morning in a whirlwind of short tournaments having selected German team names for themselves, and fired on by Steve‘s ‚tauschen‘ after every game.

After the inaugural tournament the table will now stay at Europa to inspire future generations of young and older learners of German as another extremely generous contribution from the Goethe-Institut and the German Federal state to promote the learning of German abroad via the global network of PASCH schools.

Next up were S1D who took part in a series of brilliant matches led by Steve, showing off the impressive football and language skills of Europa UK pupils.

Just before the school day ended, S4D quizzed Steve about his experiences at Arsenal – various opinions on football and teams were passionately exchanged before the class wrote its own German match reports.

Our heartfelt thanks for an inspiring day go to Steve, Simone, the Goethe-Institut and the German Federal State who so kindly support our mission to advance language learning in the UK.

Dr Daniela Havenstein, PASCH-Coordinator, Primary and Secondary, Europa School