The West Coast Steiner School celebrated “Karneval” in true German spirit with wonderfully creative costumes, German dancing, music and an afternoon of family fun. The Honorary Consul of Germany, Mr Torsten Ketelsen, was delighted to be invited to join the school celebration on Thursday 8 June 2017. The students at the school, who all learn German as a second language, began the celebration with a “Great Karneval Parade” followed by short speeches outlining the significance of Karneval in the German culture, a German dance performance by the student dance group and lots of music, games and Karneval fun!
The German research ship RV Sonne was docked in Fremantle on the 5th June 2017 providing a unique opportunity for the Western Australian community to see one of the world’s most high-tech research vessels first hand. Interested members of the public, academics and school groups had the chance to speak to the marine scientists from Germany and Australia on board, check out the ship’s cutting-edge research technology, and learn about current research campaigns in the Australian marine environment, and Australian-German marine research cooperation.
The Sonne in the News:
Updated information on the ship and its visit to Australia can be found here:
Flyer: Flyer Sonne Research Vessel