CANTERBURY13th November - 19th November Carmen Cecilia Carmen HensMª Carmen Herrera Antonio Marín Estefanía Rider Manuel García
On 13th Nov, we travelled by train from Córdoba to Málaga airport to fly to London (Gatwick). The flight was fine and we were very excited about the wonderful days we hoped to spend in England. It was our first visit to this country. There, Marie Brandon, the first language assistant in our school, picked us up and helped us to get to Canterbury
Finally, we arrived in Canterbury at ten o’clock at night and we were very tired but happy.
The hotel was very nice. We stayed in double rooms. The following morning we had a typical English breakfast: eggs with bacon, milkand toasts. The German group was staying there too and we made friends with them very quickly.
In the morning we went for a walk in Canterbury. It is a beautiful, old city, full ofancient monuments. Then at midday we went to Rochester, and we saw its fantastic cathedral and the ancient Rochester castle. Rochester CathedralRochester Castle
That day, we met the students from the othercountries: Italy, Greece, Cyprus. They were all very friendly. Now, only the Polish were missing, as they would arrive on tuesday
We went to Faversham to the AbbeySchool. The headmistress welcomedus and told us about the school.Then, we met some English studentswho showed us their school. It ismuch bigger than ours. It has sevenbuildings and a lot of hugeplaygrounds. Then, at lunch time, wewent to the canteen and had lunchwith the other students and teachers.Then the Polish students arrived.
After lunch, we met again and chose the Comenius logo: thewinner logo was made by Laura Muñoz, a Spanish 2nd level student at our school!
Later, we went to Whitstable to abowling alley. We had a great time there!
We visited theCanterbury Cathedral. Itmixed Romanesque and Gothic styles. Later wewent on a quick tour inCanterbury. It’s a really beautiful place!!!!
In the afternoon we went to the Roman Museum, and later we returned to the Cathedral and listened to the evensong.
In the evening, we had dinner in the hotel dinning room and later we stayed there and played cards with the German students. We had a good time and practised English.
This day we went on a fantastic Londontour on a double decker bus and we saw a lot of wonderful monuments.
Also we visited the Natural History Museum, and we saw alot of interesting things like…
…Dinosaurs skeletons, insects and the biggest redwood.
Finally in the evening we went toHarrods, the most exclusive mall in thewordl
Then, back in Canterbury, both theteachers and the students met for dinnerin an Italian restaurant. We had a fantastictime together. We enjoyed it a lot.
That day we went back to London again and we visited a lot of different places…
The Globe, Shakespeare’s theatre…
The British Museum, the most famous museum in England… There we sawmummies, Egyptian and Greek statues.
…and finally, we went to see The Lion King Musical.It was great and the singers were wonderful!
We took a flight back to Córdoba with a lot of new friends and great experiences!!
The telephone booths are a bit unusual…The taxis are verytraditional… The policemen wear peculiar helmets…