On September 16th we, this year’s sixth graders, started our trip to Scotland in the early morning hours accompanied by our English teachers Prof. Eva Karner and Prof. Eva-Maria Wilding. After a long day of travelling, we finally arrived in Edinburgh and got taken to our host families by taxis soon after. The next day we all met up for our daytrip, where we saw the Highlands, Queen’s View, Dunkeld and Perth. While we were driving, we learned a lot about Scottish culture, their traditions, food, and some Scottish words. Although the weather wasn’t great, we really got to experience Scotland.
For the rest of the week, we were in school for three hours every day, where we played some fun games with our tutors. Monday afternoon we had a city tour with one of the tutors Paul. He told us a few cool stories about Edinburgh and its history. On the next day after school, we split up into groups of five and did a scavenger hunt around the city. On Wednesday we hiked up to the Edinburgh castle where it was really windy. But still we got to look at the crown jewels and the prison cells. The next day some of us went to Edinburgh Dungeon with our teachers, while the rest got to do a bit of shopping. After that we all met up and drove to the Portobello beach together. There we could drink a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the beautiful views of the beach. On Friday we had a tour through the Scottish parliament and spent a nice last evening. After a truly short sleep the taxis picked us up at 3 a.m. and we drove to the airport and started our long journey back home. All in all, we had a fantastic time in Edinburgh.
Hannah Stergar and Katharina Öffel, 6B