Students enjoy cultural trip to Germany

Students enjoy cultural trip to Germany

Students and staff from the Wey Valley School visited Cologne in Germany for a Christmas Market trip. Over 30 students visited Germany’s 4th largest city for a weekend cultural break, which included, visiting the many markets, the world Heritage Cathedral which was built to house the mortal remains of the 3 Kings who visited the Baby Jesus, and also the famous Lindt Chocolate Factory.

Miss Claridge, Trip organiser said “the students really enjoyed this trip – this is the seventh year that we have taken students to Germany for a market trip. Cologne is a beautiful city and the cultural experience is a key benefit of this trip. The students were excellent ambassadors for the school and were very confident at the markets, taking every opportunity to practice their language skills. We also took to the outside ice rink which was a fantastic experience”
Mr Richards, co-trip organiser added “Cologne’s Schildergasse is the most-visited shopping street in Germany and it was an ideal starting point for the students to explore the city. The whole city was touched by the magic of the festivities in the run-up to Christmas. The Christmas music, arts and crafts, Christmas decorations and the scent of the Christmas food at the markets created a wonderful atmosphere. As always, there will be a photo gallery display in school to show students the many qualities of this city and the great memories brought back to the UK”.

Jack Taylor, aged 13 said ‘it was a fantastic trip; the ice skating was fun with everyone having a go. I would thoroughly recommend visiting Cologne – it has so much going on!” Michaela Warr, aged 14 added ‘the group really enjoyed discovering the markets and seeing the many sights in the city”.