Our 7th-grade students spent a week full of language, culture, and history (and of course also experienced English food and shops) in the beautiful historic town of York, North Yorkshire, from 22 – 29 June 2022.
Luckily, our flights to Manchester and back were not affected by delays or cancellations. Three of the students even took on the adventure of travelling to York by train, successfully defying the British rail strikes.
Everybody received a warm welcome from their host families, and days were filled with activities such as English classes, walking tours around the historic town centre of York, gory ghost tours, visits to the York Castle Museum, the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, the Jorvik Viking Museum, the York Dungeon, the Eboracum Roman Festival (Eboracum: Roman Fort in today’s York) and some even explored the Art Gallery or attended Evensong in the impressive York Minster. A trip to quaint Robin Hood’s Bay at the North Sea and the lively, though crowded seaside resort of Whitby, completed the stay in York.
Maybe we will meet again someday at Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate!