Every year, the 6th classes travel to an English-speaking country. My class, the 6B, went on a language trip this year, to the lovely town of Cambridge. We took off from Vienna on the afternoon of September 20th and were welcomed by our host families that very same evening. And this was the beginning of our ten-day adventure that we are sure to remember for many years to come.
In Cambridge, classes took place every weekday morning at the ABC Language School, right in the centre of Cambridge.
On our first day, a tour guide showed us the most famous places in Cambridge. We gained insight into present-day Cambridge and into life in times long past. On the second day, we went punting, which is a special kind of boating sport and most certainly every local’s favourite pastime. It turned out to be incredibly tricky, in fact, it was much more difficult than anyone of us had ever thought.
On Saturday, we took the morning train to London and then spent an amazing day in one of Europe’s most exciting capital cities. While a guide took us to some of London’s must-see attractions in the morning and afternoon, we “took off” towards the end of the day, enjoying some breathtaking views on our ride on the London Eye.
The next day took us to Cromer, perhaps the loveliest fishing village we had ever seen until then. We walked along the pier and had a snack consisting of fish and chips (surprise, surprise) while the sun was shining and the salty gusty winds were giving our hair new and unexpected styles.
On the following days, we had classes again and the afternoons were packed with a whole host of activities like a walk to the well-known Grantchester Tea Garden, an excursion to the Cathedral city of Ely, a visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum as well as to King’s College Chapel and to Great Saint Mary’s Church. Finally we climbed its tower and were stunned by the amazing view of Cambridge from above.
Additionally, we were taken out to some evening activities such as a ghost walk, bowling and the cinema, but we also had enough free time to explore the city on our own and do some shopping.
All in all, it was an unforgettable trip!
Anna Svetits, 6B