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For more than two decades, the quaint German town of Renningen and Countesthorpe have enjoyed a warm sister city relationship, originally sparked by their mutual connections with Mennecy in France. Like countless social initiatives, this cherished partnership experienced a slowdown due to the Covid pandemic. Renningen is now enthusiastically working towards revitalising this project together with us here at German Saturday School Leicester, which takes place every second Saturday at the Countesthorpe Academy.



Renningen (with a population of about 19,000) is a town in the district of Böblingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 18 km west of Stuttgart.



Countesthorpe (population of about 7,000) is a large village and civil parish in Blaby, Leicestershire. It lies about 6 miles to the south of Leicester. In the heart of the town lies St. Andrew's Church, which dates back to the 14th century.

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