( a few bits and pieces from the childrens´diaries )
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Children are from the 6th and 7th grades.
„We went from Hastings to the town Battle by train.There was a really big battle there. We saw the Battle Abbey. This Abbey was bulit by the Duke William of Normandy after he won the battle against the king Harold in 1066. We heard a story about the battle. We also saw a short movie.“
„We went back to Hastings and went up the Castle Hill by an old Victorian cableway. We took a look in the Smugglers´caves. We heard about people who smuggled things like tobacco, expensive jewellery etc. We also played a few games there like shooting smugglers with guns.“
„Then we went to the meeting point in Shoreham. I must say I was pretty scared that we would have a bad family and would be hungry. But we had a very nice polite old woman and we got a delicious food for dinner.“
„At school we had four lessons. The teacherś name is Angelique. She is very nice. We learned at school and then we went to streets and asked people questions. And the people helped us.
„After school we went to Portsmouth. We went to see a ship Victory. It was a ship of admiral Nelson. There were 850 beds there. It is really a big ship.“
„Then we visited the Spinnaker Tower. Itś 100 m high. There was a glass window in the floor so you could look down and be scared. There was also second and third floor where I took pretty good pictures.“
„In the afternoon we went to Pevensey Castle. It´s a ruin. This castle was occupied by William in 1066. The castle has a prison and a big courtyard.“
„We went to Beachy Heads. These cliffs are very high. We had a beautiful view over the sea. The only problém was that it was raining and very windy.“
„ Back in Shoreham we went to the beach and listened to music and played in the playground.“
„Today is our last day in England. At school we had a Halloween hour. We told scary stories and jokes and had a competiition: who has got the best scary story.“
In Brighton we went to the Sea Life aquarium. It was pretty interesting. We saw small fish, big ones, sharks and very very big turtles. Then we visited a big big palace (unfortunately we didn´t go in). Afterwards. The best part…SHOPPING!!!“
„We went to Primark and Poundland. I bought a lot of things.“
„The trip to England was SUPER!“
After a tiring journey by coach through Germany and Belgium we arrived in Calais so that we could
take a ferry to England. The sea was far from being calm and huge waves were really annoying. However, we were enthusiastic to land on English soil to commence our adventure.
We set off southwest to reach Hastings. Having arrived there we boarded a train going to Battle where we visited the place renowned for the battle of Hastings dating back to 1066. Subsequently, we went back to the town of Hastings to take a look at the Castle Hill and we also entered the Smuggler's caves which aroused our interest with its mysterious atmosphere. Afterwards, full of expectations and longing for the opportunity to speak English, we travelled to meet our host families. Some of us had the first experience with the English cuisine.
The next three days in the morning we attended English lessons and worked hard to improve our English. The teachers were inspiring and motivating and to be there was fun. After school we had a bite of various yummy things our host families had prepared for us. Needless to say, in the lunch boxes there were also vinegar chips which you either love or hate.
In the afternoon we made our way to Portsmouth where we could thoroughly explore HMS Victory, Admiral Nelson's ship. We had a whale of time at the top of the Spinnaker Tower with its breath-taking view and popular glass floor where some of us did press ups. The next day our coach took us to spectacular cliffs Beachy Head where we could take amazing snapshots and then we had a stroll in the area of Pevensey Castle.
The following day after saying goodbye to our host families as well as to the teachers we headed to Brighton to experience another picturesque coast town spending a few hours in Sea Life Centre and afterwards as an icing on the cake we dashed into Primark to go on a spending spree for the last time. Covered with various new items of clothing and other souvenirs we boarded our coach to set out back home.
Jiří Chrobokone of the teachers
Monday, 19 June 2017
Vor zwei Wochen haben wir Deutschland besucht. Wir waren dort fünf Tage.
Wir waren in Familien in Augsburg und Neusäß untergebracht. Jede kleine Gruppe (3-4 Leute) hatte eigene Familie.
Am Vormittag sind wir in die Schule gefahren. Am Nachmittag haben wir eine interessante Tour.
Am Montag haben wir Nürnberg besucht. Wir waren dort in Kaiserburg. Dort haben wir Audioguide bekommen. Dann haben wir historisches Zentrum gesehen.
Am Dienstag waren wir in Legoland. Das war ganz super. Das macht uns Spaβ und die Attraktionen waren toll.
Am Mittwoch sind wir nach Schwangau gefahren. Zuerst haben wir Wieskirche besucht. Dann sind wir in Schloss Neuschwanstein gefahren. Das war ganz interessant.
Am Donnerstag hatten wir keine Schule. Wir sind nach München gefahren. Zuerst haben wir Allianz Arena besucht. Der Begleiter hat uns interessante Fakten erzählen. Dann haben wir Olympia Park, BMW Welt und historisches Zentrum gesehen.
Am Freitag hatten wir am Vormittag die Schule. Nach der Schule haben wir Stadtzentrum von dem Augsburg gegangen. Wir haben in die Fuggerrei gegangen. Das ist die älteste Sozialsiedlung der Welt. Am Nachmittag sind wir zu Hause gefahren.
Wir haben ganz Ausflug viel genießt.
Este mayo, de 21 hasta 29, fuimos con nuestra escuela al sur de España, a una ciudad pequeña que se llama Almuñécar.
El domingo, 21 de mayo salimos del aeropuero de Václav Havel de Praga y sobre las 10 de la noche aterrizamos en Málaga. Desde allí fuimos en autobús a Almuñécar. En la estación de autobuses ya nos esperaron nuestas familias y fuimos a dormir a sus casas.
Cada mañana de 9.30 a 13.00 estuvimos en la escuela, estuvimos en tres grupos por niveles. Estudiamos mucho, hicimos proyectos, escuchamos música, tuvimos la clase práctica en el mercado.
Cuando la escuela terminó, volvimos a las familias donde comimos y descansamos.
Cada día por la tarde hicimos una actividad diferente: visitamos el centro histórico de la ciudad, el castillo de San Miguel, en el parque botánico, jugamos al vóley-playa, nos bañamos en el mar.
El jueves por la noche estuvimos en un tablao flamenco donde vimos un espectáculo.
El sábado ya no tuvimos clase. Fuimos de excursión. Primero fuimos a una ciudad que se llama Nerja, paseamos por el centro histórico.Luego fuimos a la cueva de Nerja que era muy bonita y al final fuimos a una ciudad „blanca“ que se encuentra en las montañas y se llama Frigiliana. Al volver a Almuňécar visitamos el parque ornitológico donde había muchos loros y pájaros exóticos.
El domingo nos despedimos con el mar y después del almuerzo fuimos a Málaga donde visitamos el museo de Pablo Picasso.
A al final llegamos al aeropuerto de Málaga y por la noche partimos para Praga.
Monday, 22 May 2017
Our school has already organized an exchange trip for eighth class pupils for the fourteenth consecutive year. This year, 21 students came on the tour.
The first part of the exchange took place in Prague from 18.4. to 22.4.2017. The danish children were accommodated in host families. In this program organized by the school, the children attended a one-day English or German language lesson on the first day, went on a guided tour of Prague with a „special quest“ and then their own bowling tournament. The pupils spent the next day at „rope sport center“ where they did various tight-rope activities designed to to build trust and teamwork. Finally they had laser-games and visited the Terezín concentration camp on the last day. Afternoon and evening programs were always provided by the host families.
The entire program was in English.
The second part of the exchange took place from 30 April to 5 May 2017. Once again, we had the opportunity to visit the Danish town of Ringe and our partner school, Ringe Efterskole.
An extensive program was prepared fot our children - they attended classes and sports activities at the school, as well as, Ringe games. They visited Legoland and the city of Odense with a tour of the Hans C. Andersen Museum. They also went on boat cruises along the river in the coastal town of Faaborg. The program also included a cycling trip to the Egeskov Chateau. At the end, Danish parents prepared meeting in common at the school for all participant - the traditional "goodbye party".
During our stay, our children lived with Danish families, so they not only had the opportunity to practice in English, but also to have a look at everyday life in Denmark and establish new friendships in Western Europe.
Naďa Pavlišová - teacher of English
Friday, 21 October 2016
This September the seventh class 7.A and some pupils from the eighth classes went to a region in England that is called Cornwall. We spent there almost two weeks. We stayed there in local families in a town called St Austell. At the beginning we were a little bit worried in which family we would live and if we understand them but they all were really nice to us, so there weren´t any problems.
We went to an English school every morning for four days. There we learned something about the Cornish history and culture. We also learned some new English games and songs, so we had fun as well. In the afternoons we always went for trips around Cornwall (sometimes also Devon) and we visited some famous places like Tintagel – the castle of King Arthur, the Eden project, Truro – the capital of Cornwall and many other interesting places. We normally came home to our host families at around 7 o’clock in the evening. Our dinner was usually ready at that time. While we were eating and also after the dinner we could talk with our families. We also watched the X factor UK with them. That was really fun.
An the end of the English course we all got certificates with our level of English and an evaluation from the teachers. For the rest of the stay we had the whole-day trips, so we had more time to go shopping, play on the local playgrounds (the English playgrounds are the best J) and see other interesting places. One of my favourite part of this trip was, when we went to the beach. We threw stones to the sea and simply enjoyed the fresh wind and sound of the waves and seagulls. The best place we visited was the fun park of Flambards. There were really cool roller-coasters and huge slides.
Hana Fischerová, 8.A
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Full of enthusiasm we gathered at the crack of dawn on the morning of our first day to set off from Prague towards our adventure. In the evening we were accommodated at a hotel in the vicinity of Calais.
Having managed to catch the morning ferry in Calais we were rewarded with a breath-taking view of the majestic white cliffs in Dover. On our way to Cornwall we stopped to look at Stonehenge, the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. After arriving in St. Austell we were given a warm welcome from our host families.
The next day we headed for St. Michael’s Mount, a castle on the hill, which is accessible only a few hours a day depending on the tide. No sooner had the sea fully retreated than we started to cross the wet walkway towards the castle. In the afternoon we travelled to Land’s End and we experienced what it is like to stand on the westernmost point of mainland England. Just amazing.
The following four days our children attended the school in Treverbyn. They surely enjoyed being taught by native speakers. In the afternoons we explored the Eden Project, the largest indoor rainforest in the world, climbed the steep stairs to walk around the ruins of Tintagel Castle that sits on a rocky peninsula overlooking the sea, paid a visit to Lanhydrock House with its magnificent gardens and also peeped into Bodmin Jail – a spine-tingling experience. Believe me!
The next day we devoted a few hours to Plymouth where we visited the Sea Life Centre and afterwards we took a short boat trip around Plymouth. Luckily the weather turned out to be even better than we had hoped for.
The following day we made our way to Dartmoor National Park hoping to soak up the atmosphere of ‘The Hound of Baskerville’, the well-known case of the legendary Sherlock Holmes. There is no doubt that the site has its own individual magic. Subsequently, we were fortunate to admire Exeter and its impressive cathedral.
The last but one day in England we spent in Torquay, a picturesque seaside resort and also saw Babbacombe Model Village where we were impressed with the amazing miniature world.
Having said goodbye to our host families with tears in our eyes we travelled to Bath. What definitely aroused our interest there was the Roman Baths complex, a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing.
Being filled with numerous new experiences we bid farewell to England and set off for our homes.
How about the same time next year again…eh?
One of the teachers