Our trip to Canterbury
All of the 6th form visited the beautiful city Canterbury in the week from 16th to 23rd of September.
On Monday we arrived at London Heathrow, where a bus drove us through London to Canterbury, where some taxis were waiting for us and took us to our host families.
From Tuesday to Friday we started the day with morning lessons from 8.40 to 10:10 am, followed by a 20 minute break, which we often used to go to the supermarket nearby. At 10:30 the lessons continued until 12:00. Stafford House offered us a lunch at their canteen, which was a 10-minute-walk from school. They put a lot of effort into the dishes since we had a lot of variation. After lunch we had one more lesson from 1:15 to 2:15 pm.
In classes we discussed different topics every day, like stereotypes, media, investment and Canterbury Tales, which included a lot of communication and new vocabulary.
The afternoons were spent with different activities. On Tuesday we did the Canterbury Quizwalk, where we saw the most famous places of the city. Wednesday contained a visit to the Dover Castle and the White Cliffs nearby. The next day we had a tour through the impressive Canterbury Cathedral and had the opportunity to attend the famous “Evensong”, which was absolutely beautiful. On Friday we experienced the Canterbury Tales in a special museum. Our whole Saturday was spent in the beautiful Cambridge, where we had a lot of free time to experience the city and its sights. On Sunday we had our last excursion to Leeds Castle.
On Monday the 23rd a bus took us back to London, where our journey was about to come to an end.
At this point we want to say THANK YOU to all the teachers and students who made this trip unforgettable. It was an experience you only have once in a lifetime.
(Written by Nila Jafarmadar, Rosa Jaufer and Emily Keller from 6b)