Trip to Cambridge

The week was both fun and educational and left the students interested in England and its culture. We can only recommend school trips like this to other stud

Our trip to Cambridge began on Friday, 7 September 2018, at 8:00 am in St. Pölten. While it was the beginning of another school day for most students, we embarked on our trip to Cambridge. We traveled to Vienna airport and boarded a 2-hour flight to London S

airport. Upon arriving, each one of us was given an information leaflet about our host families, Cambridge, how to use public transport and the ABC language school. We were taken to our host families in Cambridge at 10 pm. And so, our first day ended with our arrival.

On Saturday we went on a trip to London. After a 40-minute train ride we arrived in London. We went on a sightseeing tour and got to see the Tower, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. In the early afternoon we arrived at Piccadilly Circus, where we were allowed to stroll through the city on our own. All in all, we liked London a lot and were impressed by the hustle and bustle of the city.

We started off Sunday morning with a sightseeing tour through Cambridge and took a look at famous colleges like Trinity College and the city’s oldest pub. After getting to know Cambridge, we went for a walk to Grantchester, a small town near Cambridge, where we had some tea in a cosy orchard and enjoyed the scenery.

On Monday at 9 o’clock we started our lessons in the ABC language school which lasted till noon. After class on Monday we went punting on the river Cam (which gave Cambridge its name). Not without casualties, a few of us went overboard.

The program for Tuesday afternoon was paying a visit to the Zoology Museum. Me and a few classmates went to Duxford War Museum instead. We were very impressed by the eight large hangars full of historic aircraft and tanks.

On Wednesday afternoon we went to Oxford where we were allowed to stroll through the town on our own. Afterwards we went to the Oxford MINI Plant, where we had a guided tour. We were shown automated and manual car assembly up close and were fascinated to experience this modern factory filled with state-of-the-art robots and technology.

Thursday was practically our last day we could experience Cambridge. After school we went to Ely which is famous for its impressive cathedral.

On Friday we left Cambridge at around 1 pm and arrived back in Vienna at the airport at 10 pm.

The week was both fun and educational and left me and my classmates interested in England and its culture. I can only recommend school trips like this to other students.