On Thursday, 2 November, 2017, GESS received a high-ranking visitor from Germany. We welcomed Mrs Buedenbender, the wife of the German Federal President Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the Main Campus. This visit is definitely one of the highlights of this school year. The arrival of five cars and two police officers on motorcycles was in itself spectacular. The students had interesting conversations with Mrs Buedenbender who was especially interested in finding out how German students experience life abroad. The visit proceeded according to protocol and we witnessed how open and friendly Mrs Buedenbender is. We appreciate the time she took to talk to the students and write a nice message in our guest book. Some of our Pre-School students had previously painted a nice picture of Singapore’s landscape under the guidance of Mr Focke-Wurster and we gifted this painting to Mrs Buedenbender.
We would like to thank Mrs Buedenbender for visiting GESS and hope that we will soon be able to welcome her and her husband back to GESS.