Students enjoy festive cultural trip to Germany

Students enjoy festive cultural trip to Germany

Students and staff from the Wey Valley School visited Cologne in Germany for a Christmas Market trip. Over 40 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 ‘it was another successful school trip with many cultural opportunities for our students, sampling local German cuisine and visiting some famous historic landmarks – this was the eighth year that we have taken students to Germany for a market trip. Cologne is a beautiful vibrant city and the cultural experience for our students 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’.

Jack Tewkesbury and Evie Whiting, both in Year 8, attended the trip.

Jack said, ‘the trip was amazing, we all had a great time – the Cathedral market was fantastic with a big Christmas tree and festive lights everywhere.  The ice skating was good fun too’.

Evie added, ‘the visit to the Chocolate Lindt factory was great, lots of sampling and we saw how they made their famous gold bars of chocolate.  We managed to see so much during our stay in Cologne and would definitely go back!  I would recommend the trip to other students and I look forward to the opportunity next year’.