A ROCK band of boys from the Buckingham School and the Royal Latin School has just returned from a rock concert hosted by their partner school in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany.
The band RESIST consists of Declan Flannery and Charlie Sly from the Buckingham School and Marcus Groome and Joe Rushton from the Royal Latin.
They said: “It has been an amazing experience to meet the bands and their families.”
The boys, who take their GCSEs this year, also took part in English, German and music lessons before the spectacular concert marathon with five German bands last Friday evening at the Julius Stursberg Gymnasium.
Neukirchen-Vluyn, in the far west of Germany near Duisburg and the River Rhine, already has strong links with Buckingham through the annual French/German/British/Dutch football tournament, in which Moretonville Junior Football Club participate, and with Buckingham’s twin town, Mouvaux.
RESIST, who formed three years ago through the Buckingham Youth Music Centre, said it was the best experience they had ever had as a band and something that they will never forget.
Led by teachers Robert Tucker and Peter Ponikiewski who organises the exchange visit, RESIST are keen to maintain the friendly links in the future.
And the Mayor of Neukirchen-Vluyn, Harald Lenben, has accepted an invitation from Mayor of Buckingham Mike Smith to sign a Town Friendship resolution, with both towns stating their intention to maintain friendly relations.