Hello, hello ! We haven't been in contact for long. We had mock exams, the spring holidays and then our one week school trip to the south east of England. We went to Leeds, Brighton, Arundel, Hastings and Rye from May 20th to the 24th. Here is what some of us can say about it :
Two weeks ago, I went on my first school trip to England.
However, last year I had been to England, but to London, with my family.
Every evening, we went to our host family's house. My host family was very nice with me. However, I didn't like the food, because I couldn't eat meat so the sandwiches were not very good. I can say I hoped to eat a steak when I return to my home.
We visited a lot of castles. My favourite place was the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. It looked like an Indian palace, but the rooms were Chinese. It was just wonderful. The king was lucky !
We also visited Hastings. Hastings is situated in 1066 country, in east Sussex, near Bexhill and Rye. It was one of the first castles built by William the Conqueror after the battle of Hastings in 1066 between him and king Harold.
We started with a visit of "Smugglers' Adventure". It is a place where there are a lot of caves where the smugglers used to hide tea, alcohol... In the caves, there were a lot of animations. We saw a film about the story of the smugglers. We had to lift 1 Kg of tea with and without a pulley... I can say that without the pulley, it is very different (and heavier).
After that, we visited the ruins of the castle. It was huge, and the landscape was just wonderful ! We took a lot of pictures.
Finally, we ate our sandwiches. However, It hailed so we did some shopping in the town of Hastings and we returned to Brighton (to continue the shopping).
I think this castle was very interesting (and impressive for the invaders of that time).
Between the visits, we laughed a lot on the coach. I played video games, I read books, I spoke with my friends....
My only disappointements were the food and the weather, because it rained during three days. However, I liked this trip very much and I hope I will go on another trip next year!
I liked the trip because the visits were interesting but the visit of the Royal Pavilion was too long. I preferred the ferry to the train because I’m claustrophobic and the journey by coach to go to Brighton was too long. I was very tired because the visits were long and we walked a lot. The shopping was boring. On top of that, the weather was very bad and now I am sick.
However, the family was very nice and the food was delicious. I missed nothing because I was with Joachim. I learned new words because Joachim and me spoke a lot with our family. For me, the best visit was the visit of Leeds Castle.
On the whole, I keep a good memory of the trip.
My host mother and my host father were friendly and thoughtful. When we arrived, the mother, Kate, was cooking three pizzas. Bob showed us our room : four beds ! It was perfect ! After that we went into the kitchen to eat our delicious pizzas. We were with a nice family !
The mother was very talkative (even her husband said that), the ideal to improve our English. We spoke about French celebrities, about our school, our parents’ job, our favorite hobbies…
There were two cats : Henry, a grumpy cat, and Loulou, a very sociable and friendly cat. She slept with us every night. And there was a dog, Indie, who was very playful. Lola, Emilia and I played in the big garden with Indie and a Teddy Bear. We had great fun.
For dinner, we ate very well : hot-dog, hamburger, pizza, chips...!
On the first night Kate proposed to Emilia, Lola and myself to play cards. It was amazing, and we even taught them how to play a French game, “Kem’s”.
|Our coach went into a train at Calais|
|We visited the Royal Pavilion in Brighton|
|A peacock at Leeds Castle|
|Flowers in the garden of Arundel Castle|