Trip to Germany
In the early hours of Wednesday 5th April 2017, 34 excited Year 9 and 10 students left Clarendon to spend an exciting four days in Germany. After several hours travelling through France and Belgium, the group finally arrived at their destination – a picturesque small town named Boppard, located next to the river Rhine.
Our first full day was spent in the city of Cologne where we initially visited the Lindt Chocolate Museum. Students learnt how the chocolate is made and even got to taste some of the delicacies! With stomachs full, we then headed to the historic Cologne Cathedral where many students worked off their chocolate calories by climbing to the top of one of the steeples. All were impressed by the stunning views of the city. The afternoon was spent at Cologne Zoo, where students undertook a challenge to find one German named animal for each of the letters of the alphabet. Teachers were delighted when one group managed to find all 26!
Our second day proved to be just as much fun. Students visited ‘Phantasialand’ – home to one of Europe’s highest rollercoasters. Hours were spent being terrified on rides and trying out the traditional ‘Bratwurst mit Pommes’. The evening saw an unexpected treat when, after a quick trip to a local supermarket to practice our shopping conversations, students were surprised with a visit to the local ice-cream parlour. There they enjoyed a sundae of their choice – as long as they could order it in German themselves!
Having been praised by all with whom they had come into contact, our tired but happy students arrived back late on Saturday evening.
Many thanks must go to Mrs Smith, Mr Carse and Miss Lewis who accompanied the students and Mrs. Schneider, who helped to organise such an amazing trip. Thanks too to our wonderful students, all of whom made the trip so special for us.