A weekend in Aachen let our second year pupils practise their German and celebrate the festive period at the town’s world-famous Christmas markets.
After 12 hours of watching Christmas films on the mammoth coach journey to the west of Germany, a general knowledge quiz was all there was time for on the Friday night ahead of a Saturday of shopping.
Once a guided tour of the town and a treasure hunt had built up our pupils’ appetites, they headed off to the markets to spend their Euros on sausages, Aachener Printen (the town’s famous gingerbread) and kinderglühwein (non-alcoholic mulled wine).
Bowling in Belgium
A short trip over the border for a game of bowling in Belgium gave our multilingual speakers the chance to practise their French too before the return coach journey to Stockport.
Despite returning to school exhausted on Sunday evening, the trip put all the pupils on a Christmassy high ahead of the final week of term and a well-deserved break.