On June 28th we, 13 pupils and their teachers Mrs Greeff, Mr Schepers and Mr Slomiany, started their trip to England. After our flight to Birmingham we first visited the Dodderhill School for girls and then the Royal Grammar School in Worcester. Afterwards we were picked up by our guest families and our exchange partners.
The next day we visited the Black Country Museum where our nice tour guide Terry showed us a rebuilt city and a real mine. Not only could we visit an old store where you could buy everything, we also took part in a classical lesson.
During the weekend every family could organize their own program and they had nice ideas, for example going to London, watching a cricket match or shopping in Birmingham.
On Monday we took the train to Oxford. With our guide Paige we had a look at some parts of the university and the National History Museum. Of course we did some shopping, too.
On Tuesday we first had lesson together with our exchange partners. So we all could get an impression of what a private school is like. After that we met the mayor of Worcester. He and his wife showed us the town hall.
The next day, on Wednesday, we went to Warwick Castle where we, apart from the Merlin tower, visited old rooms, walls with swords on them, and the biggest trebuchet in Europe.
The last day we took part in an assembly at school and then it was already time to say goodbye.
With 4 hours delay we finally arrived back in Kleve.
For all of us it was an exciting week and we learned a lot about Great Britain, the English people and their culture.