In the early morning of September 28th, 7AC and 7BO, accompanied by Ms. Keiper and Mr. Lattacher, set off for Vienna airport. After an approximately two-and-a-half-hour flight, we arrived at Edinburgh airport. We were then picked up by our coach and made acquaintance with our tour guide David, who always entertained us with his jokes. The first stop was in the rather sleepy town called Perth, where we took a short lunch break. Then we went to our accommodation for the next two nights, the “Cultoquhey House”, embedded in a beautiful green landscape. Since we wanted to discover the large mansion and the surrounding area, a lot of us went to bed quite late that night.
The next morning, we were nevertheless motivated to explore the Scottish Highlands. On our way to Ben A‘an, we took a short break at Woollen Mill and were able to take a few pictures of some cute Highland “coos”. During our climb up Ben A‘an, the weather wasn’t really on our side, but at the top, we were rewarded by a beautiful rainbow. We took a quick and well-deserved lunch break in Aberfoyle before heading to Stirling Castle, built in the Middle Ages, which was very interesting to visit.
On the next day, the coach took us to Kinnoull Hill, from the top of which we enjoyed a beautiful view. Later, we went to St. Andrews. We had the opportunity to explore the university town and the adjacent beach for a few hours, as well as try one of the best fish and chips dishes. After a short detour to the fishing village of Anstruther, our round trip came to an end when we reached Edinburgh to meet our host families. But we weren´t separated from our classmates for long; the next morning we went together to Arthur´s Seat, from where we had a fascinating view of Edinburgh.
On Monday morning, we started lessons at the Royal Scots Club. In the small groups that were supervised by a tutor, we played plenty of games, shared many stories and laughs and learned interesting facts about Scottish culture. In the afternoons there were various excursions, for example to the National Museum of Scotland. We also enjoyed a tour through the city, took part in a scavenger hunt and one of us even danced with a bagpiper.
Unfortunately, the time went by far too quickly and we would´ve liked to have stayed a little longer when we started our journey home on October 5th. A big THANK YOU to Ms. Keiper and Mr. Lattacher for organising and planning this amazing trip! We will remember the great moments of this language trip for a long time! 😊
Sophia Plank, 7BO