Our journey started at six o'clock in the morning as we met
our teachers Ms. Paul and Mr. Hubmann at "Villach Hauptbahnhof".
We all were very excited and looking forward to two weeks full of
new experiences. At the airport in Vienna some of us were quite
nervous because it was their first flight whereas most of us were
experienced air travellers.
The fact that we would spend the next days with strangers caused
a lot of nervousness as well. We spent the next two weeks with
host families, first in London and then in Torquay. But first we
spent three days in London - city of monuments, underground
stations, pubs (that we were not allowed to go in) and fast food
restaurants. Unfortunately we had too little time to see all the
sights and to experience the special spirit of London, but
nevertheless we enjoyed three exciting days. We visited Covent
Garden, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Science Museum and we
went on a boat trip on the River Thames. We went to the cinema
and watched the musical "Miss Saigon". Moreover we had the
opportunity to enjoy a guided tour through the Public School of
Harrow, one of the most traditional and elitary schools of
England. And of course we went shopping, shopping, shopping...
On Wednesday we had to say goodbye to our host families and we
got on the coach that would take us to Torquay. But on our way
there we went to Stonehenge, giving us the opportunity to take
some photos of this mysterious and fascinating monument.
Then we arrived in Torquay and we met our host families. During
the next ten days we had many trips to the small towns all around
Torquay. We made a trip to Exeter, to Dartmouth, to Brixham, to
Plymouth and to Bath. We visited "Wookey Hole" and we made a trip
into the Dartmoor. Except a little incident in the Dartmoor we
had no problems and every day was full of new impressions. Due to
the numerous trips we had only a few lessons at school, where an
English teacher, Mr. Loveless (his name does not say much
about his character), told us a lot about England, in particular
about Devon. Almost everyday we had a full programm so we were
quite exhausted as we came home in the evening but we were
allowed to go out and enjoy the nightlife of Torquay. Of course,
we were not allowed to go into a pub so we went to the cinema or
we played bowling and we had a skittles night. In our free
afternoon some of us went to play tennis or squash and others
(especially girls) preferred shopping.
On Saturday we had to leave Torquay and after we had spent our
last evening in a nice pub we left the town at one o'clock in the
morning so we had no time to sleep. After 18 hours (!) we arrived
in Villach and although we were happy to see our families again
we already missed England.
Finally we want to thank Ms. Paul and Mr. Hubmann who organised
this journey very well so that we could enjoy two wunderful
weeks that we will always remember.
Salimi, Pseiner, Mayer, Spernol, 6.D
Die 6.D besucht die exklusive Privatschule Harrow Public School.