Hannah Cook and Thomas Awad have been Elvis Ambassador for the past 18 months and have taken part in various projects involving our partner schools in Europe ( Germany, Belgium, Italy, France, Norway, Holland and recently Spain).

On Sunday 22nd November they joined me at Southend Airport, heading to Germany. We flew over to Groningen, Holland, in a tiny aircraft and from there hopped into a taxi to Aurich where their German host families collected them for their 3 nights stay. I have it from a good source that they had Spaghetti Bolognaise for dinner!

For the next 48 hours, Hannah took part in a Street Art workshop at Hermann-Tempel Gesamtschule, Ihlow, in preparation for the Mons Cultural City of Europe event in March 2015. Along with other learners from across Europe, she produced these fantastic murals. In the meantime, Thomas took part in a film project, interviewing members of the public and students about cultural exchanges and life at school.

Lunches were planned, made and served by the learners at the school and included lasagne and some delicious desserts!

In their free time, Hannah and Tom experienced life in a German family and were even lucky enough to enjoy a German Christmas Market!

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