Schülerberichte Englandfahrt zu Sprachreisen nach Hastings
A student's report - for photos see links and gallery below
Our trip to Hastings in 2013
From the 3th June to the 5th July 2013, 22 students of the E2 travelled to Hastings (a city at the south of England) with Mrs Komma and Mr Steiper. We travelled through Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and then we took the ferry in France. In the evening our host families fetched us from the parking near the beach.
On Monday morning our bus picked us up on different meeting points and brought us to the historic centre of Hastings where we attended a course in a language school. After that we walked along the beach, to the town centre and had lunchtime. Then the bus picked us up and brought us to the village Battle. There we walked around at different stations and discovered the history of Battle. Later we went back and in the evening we met our teachers and friends at the beach and some of us went swimming.
On Tuesday we drove to London. At 11 a.m. we arrived and visited some sights like the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Travalgar Square and so on. After that we went to different museums. We had the choice between the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. At 9.30 p.m. we were back in Hastings.
On Wednesday we visited Canterbury and had a wonderful guided tour through it. We saw the cathedral and an old private school. Later on we went shopping. At 4 p.m. we left the beautiful city and went back to Hastings.
On Thursday we went to London for a second time. First we went to Greenwich, the Royal Observatory and we had a beautiful view over the London skyline. Later we went by tube to the south-east district of the British capital. We have visited many sights, like Tower Bridge, and have been listening to many presentations of our fellow-students about them. When we came back to Hastings we had to pack our bags as it was the last evening there.
On Friday, the day of departure, we first put our bags into the bus and went to our second language course. After that we walked to the old city of Hastings. There we walked up a little hill (some of us went by a very old cable car). From the top we could see the whole beach and the town of Hastings, of which we took some nice photos. Later on, we went back to the old town of Hastings and explored it in groups of three. After that the bus picked us up and we went home by ferry again. We arrived in Kassel early in the morning.
All in all it was an amazing trip, where everyone could learn something and make his own experiences.
Maria Sophie Eichel, former E2 student
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Another student's report - for photos see links and gallery below
England, the place where
everything is different
This is a short report about a language trip of the E2 semester (Einführungsphase).
From the 19th to the 25th June 2011, 35 students travelled to Hastings (at the south coast of England) with Mrs Komma and Mr Hagedorn. We travelled through Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and then we took the ferry in France. In the evening our host families fetched us from the parking lot at the beach.
On Monday morning our bus picked us up at different meeting points and brought us to the historic centre of Hastings where we attended a course in a language school. In the afternoon we discovered Hastings and went shopping. In the evening we met our teachers on the beach and some of us went swimming in the sea.
On Tuesday we enjoyed a day trip to London. At 11 a.m. we arrived there by bus and we met English 6th form students learning German at Darrick Wood School in Orpington, who had prepared an interview for us. Then we visited some sights among which were Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Lloyd's Building. At 6.30 p.m. we were back in Hastings.
On Wednesday, the 22nd June, we went to Cambridge. Unfortunately, it was raining this day. A former student of Albert Schweitzer School, who is currently studying English literature at a Cambridge college, showed the university and the town to us. After this we rented punting boats and moved through the canals by pushing the boats forward with the poles. (When punting a person stands on the end of the boat and holds a long iron or wooden bar with which he pushes the boat forward.) Despite the rain we had a lot of fun because we had to move the boats on our own. At 4 p.m. we left the beautiful city and after 4 hours of driving we joined our host families again.
On Thursday we drove to London for a second time to visit the south-eastern district of the British capital. We visited different places such as the Tower and the Tower Bridge, the Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern, before we took the DLR to Greenwich with its Royal Observatory and a beautiful view on the London skyline. As on Tuesday the sun was shining in London. When we came back to the host families after this exciting excursion we had to pack our bags because it was our last evening in Hastings.
On Friday, the day of departure, we went to the language school for 3 hours again. Then we went for a walk to a park and we had a picnic there. After the picnic the group split into small groups of three and we had time to buy souvenirs until 4 p.m. Afterwards we all met on the beach for taking the last photos. At 6 p.m. we took the coach to Dover, where we waited for the ferry. To complete the trip we celebrated the birthday of Julia, a classmate, on the ferry. Before we arrived in Kassel on Saturday morning, we watched a film and then fell asleep.
On the whole, it was an exciting and interesting language trip to a country in which we got to know different traditions and cultures. For example it was a reorientation first to look at the right side and then at the left side before crossing a street.
Héloïse Vicum, former E2 student
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