Erasmus – The place we live in
On Sunday, the 27th of February, ten students and two teachers participating in the Erasmus project “The place we live in” travelled to our partner school in King’s Lynn, which is a small market town 2 hours north-east of London. There, we received a warm welcome from the English colleagues and students and also met up with students and teachers from the Italian and Spanish partner schools.
During our journey, we were able to immerse ourselves in British culture. We experienced school life at a British grammar school, observed and took part in lessons and had proper English afternoon tea. Furthermore, we were offered a guided tour through the once booming harbour town “King’s Lynn” and were received by the mayor, Leslie Bambridge.
Our journey continued with a day in the famous university town of Cambridge, where we went punting on the river Cam and got a glimpse of the different colleges. On our next day trip, we headed to Sandringham castle, the winter residence of the royal British family, and afterwards stopped at the fisher town Hunstanton by the ocean, where we tasted hot crispy Fish & Chips.
Our journey ended with a day trip to England’s capital city of London. Must-sees were, of course, the Buckingham palace, palace of Westminster, Trafalgar square, Piccadilly circus, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Moreover, we paid a visit to one of London’s many cultural melting pots “Chinatown”.
When it was time to say goodbye, our students shed tears, as they had made many new friends and unforgettable memories. In the spirit of Erasmus, we joined hands over borders.