Early on Tuesday 20th October, a group of Year 9 students departed for a fun packed 4-day trip to Cologne, Germany. 

During the trip, the boys visited the famous Deutsches Eck, had a boat cruise on the Rhine, visited the picturesque town of Cochem and took a trip on the world’s oldest working monorail in Wuppertal. There was also a very enjoyable guided tour of a local wine cellar and castle, as well as a visit to Cologne cathedral and the Sportmuseum. Pupils also utilised their language skills to order their own “Kaffee und Kuchen” in a traditional German café. 

Here’s what the boys had to say about their experience:

“Es war sehr gut!” Ben McKenzie.

“The activities were very exciting and I used German a lot. The trip has improved my German knowledge and language skills.” Jack Hamilton.

”I really loved the exhilarating chairlift!t” Lewis Meredith-Wilks.

“The boat trip was brilliant and the wine tasting was delicious. The valley looked amazing.” Ben Bayliss

“I had a brilliant time! The atmosphere was very good and the people were very friendly. I especially enjoyed Aqualand and the Hohe Straße in Cologne.” Nabil El Bark

“The youth hostel was very nice.” Oliver King

“The trip to Germany has enhanced my language skills.” Javin Jeeto


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