Auch im Juli 2017 hatten 36 Schüler der 8. Klassen, begleitet von den zwei Lehrkräften Frau Garcia und Frau Bauer, die Gelegenheit, eine unvergessliche Woche in Broadstairs (Kent) zu verbringen. 

Deutlich vor der üblichen Sonntagmorgen-Aufstehzeit machten wir uns mit Busfahrer Hans und seinem Sohn Alex auf den Weg nach England. Nach der Durchquerung dreier europäischer Länder und der Vorbeifahrt an Frankfurt, Speyer, Köln und Brüssel erreichten wir den Fährhafen in Calais. Während der Überfahrt nach Dover erlebten wir einen wunderschönen Sonnenuntergang an Deck. Weiter ging es auf der linken Straßenhälfte nach Broadstairs, wo wir von unseren Gastfamilien schon erwartet wurden.

Am nächsten Morgen begann der Alltag mit einem traditionellen British-Breakfast in den Gastfamilien. In der Kent School of English (KSE) starteten wir um 08:45 Uhr mit einem Briefing.

From that moment on English was the only allowed common language.

For efficient learning all students where ranked into five levels according to their English skills. Most of us were level three and four, which shows the quality of English lessons at our Bavarian home school. Students from Spain, Italy and elsewhere in Germany shared the lessons with us in small groups in the comfortable classrooms. 

The day was separated into the following slots:
Morning: 09:00 – 12:00 School
Afternoon: 14:00 – 17:00 Activity 
Evening: 20:00 – 22:00 Activity 

Here are some examples of the daily special afternoon and evening activities:

  • Barn Dance
  • Observation Quiz
  • Several sports at Wellesley House
  • Trip to Canterbury
  • Beach party
  • Disco
  • Karaoke
  • Coastal Walk

Certainly the most impressive event was the trip to London, the capital of England, United Kingdom and the seat of the royal family. 

First we made a boat trip on the river Thames through London starting at Greenwich, then along the docks and under the Tower Bridge. There we could see the Tower of London. We continued on passing the Globe Theater, the Shard of Glass, the London Eye and finally we landed at Westminster Bridge, directly beside the Houses of Parliament. Our drop-off point was very close to famous sights like the Elisabeth Tower, Westminster Abbey and the royal parks like St. James’s Park. There we started a guided sight-seeing-tour in groups with a dozen students to special points of interest like Buckingham Palace. After our tour was completed at Trafalgar Square we had about three to four hours to go shopping. Many of us ate special foods and we got a great impression of the huge and crowded city. 

Once again early on Sunday morning we left our “English home” and the nice host families to start the journey back to Regensburg. In the evening we arrived at the railway station where our parents picked us up.

Das war die Happy Story unserer Englandfahrt, welche man nur weiterempfehlen kann.

Geschrieben von Maja Lingener, 8a