- Erstellt am Dienstag, 01. Mai 2007 01:41
Five days in England... The same great procedure as every year: The English A-Streams of Mrs. Polmann and Mr. Jaxt went to England for five days, as an educational trip. After twelve hours sitting in the bus, having fun with our "party-corner" as Sigi called the loudest corner in the bus, and two hours sleeping on the ferry, we arrived on Sunday in London.
At first we visited Shakespeare's Globe, where we got a guided tour wich was so different from all those normal, boring guided tours, that we couldn't fall asleep inspire of everyone's tiredness. Then, we went for shopping to a big and long market, called Camden Lock, where many strange people walked along. The last thing we experienced this day, was Buckingham Palace where the guards changed and at the end we relaxed in the Hyde Park before we stopped in our youth hostel in stow. About the youth hostel, all had different opinions, some liked it, some not (but moast pupils didn't).
On Monday we visited our partner school in Marlborough, and saw how school life in other countries is. Our English partners, we had contacted per e-mail some weeks before were very nice and helpful, but also as shy as we were. When it was time to say good-bye we made a walk in Avebury around historical stone circle similar to Stonehenge. To be honest, it was a little bit boring, but a good place for a photo-shooting ;o) and we were surprised how big the stones are. We must say, the dinner was a question of getting used to it.
After one more nearly sleepless night, we spent the whole next day in Oxford. We visited the museum of the Oxford Story and Christ Church College, where the Harry Potter movie was made. The College was very big and looked like an old castle. It's been a great atmosphere to stay. We felt very happy to step into the place were Harry Potter had walked.
The most boring thing on the week nearly all pupils found, was the Theatre "Jamaica Inn" but all were happy to sit at a dry place after that rainy day. We didn't understand much, but the musician interludes were impressive. On 29th June we saw Shakespeare's birthplace. And Warwick castle, where also a part of the Harry Potter movie was made, namely the Quidditch game. In the Warwick castle, you couldn't feel the weight of a word and tried on helmets. Most pupils experienced an adrenalin push on that day in the ghost tower, were dressed people shocked the visitors.
The last and best day of our trip to London came. In the morning we could chose between the Partial History or Science Museum. In those museums there was much hand on displays. In the Science Museum a flight simulator.
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