( 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