Monday, 22 May 2017

Trip to Denmark 2017

Our school has already organized an exchange trip for eighth class pupils for the fourteenth consecutive year. This year, 21 students came on the tour.

The first part of the exchange took place in Prague from 18.4. to 22.4.2017. The danish children were accommodated in host families. In this program organized by the school, the children attended a one-day English or German language lesson on the first day, went on a guided tour of Prague with a „special quest“ and then their own bowling tournament. The pupils spent the  next day at  „rope sport center“ where they did various tight-rope activities designed to to build trust and teamwork. Finally they had laser-games and visited the Terezín concentration camp on the last day. Afternoon and evening programs were always provided by the host families.

The entire program was in English.

 The second part of the exchange took place from 30 April to 5 May 2017. Once again, we had the opportunity to visit the Danish town of Ringe and our partner school, Ringe Efterskole.

An extensive program was prepared fot our children - they attended classes and sports activities at the school, as well as, Ringe games. They visited Legoland and the city of Odense with a tour of the Hans C. Andersen Museum.  They also went on boat cruises along the river in the coastal town of Faaborg. The program also included a cycling trip to the Egeskov Chateau. At the end, Danish parents prepared meeting in common at the school for all participant - the traditional "goodbye party".

During our stay, our children lived with Danish families, so they not only had the opportunity to practice in English, but also to have a look at everyday life in Denmark and establish new friendships in Western Europe.

Naďa Pavlišová - teacher of English

Friday, 21 October 2016

Our Trip to England 2016

This September the seventh class 7.A and some pupils from the eighth classes went to a region in England  that is called Cornwall. We spent there almost two weeks. We stayed there in local families in a town called St Austell. At the beginning we were a little bit worried in which family we would live and if we understand them but they all were really nice to us, so there weren´t any problems.

            We went to an English school every morning for four days. There we learned something about the Cornish history and culture. We also learned some new English games and songs, so we had fun as well. In the afternoons we always went for trips around Cornwall (sometimes also Devon) and we visited some famous places like Tintagel – the castle of King Arthur, the Eden project, Truro – the capital of Cornwall and many other interesting places. We normally came home to our host families at around 7 o’clock in the evening. Our dinner was usually ready at that time. While we were eating and also after the dinner we could talk with our families. We also watched the X factor UK with them. That was really fun.

            An the end of the English course we all got certificates with our level of English and an evaluation from the teachers. For the rest of the stay we had the whole-day trips, so we had more time to go shopping, play on the local playgrounds (the English playgrounds are the best J) and see other interesting places. One of my favourite part of this trip was, when we went to the beach. We threw stones to the sea and simply enjoyed the fresh wind and sound of the waves and seagulls. The best place we visited was the fun park of Flambards. There were really cool roller-coasters and huge slides.

I think we all enjoyed this trip a lot. Thanks to all the teachers that made this trip happen.

Hana Fischerová, 8.A

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Cornwall – 2016


Full of enthusiasm we gathered at the crack of dawn on the morning of our first day to set off from Prague towards our adventure. In the evening we were accommodated at a hotel in the vicinity of Calais.
Having managed to catch the morning ferry in Calais we were rewarded with a breath-taking view of the majestic white cliffs in Dover. On our way to Cornwall we stopped to look at Stonehenge, the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. After arriving in St. Austell we were given a warm welcome from our host families.
The next day we headed for St. Michael’s Mount, a castle on the hill, which is accessible only a few hours a day depending on the tide. No sooner had the sea fully retreated than we started to cross the wet walkway towards the castle. In the afternoon we travelled to Land’s End and we experienced what it is like to stand on the westernmost point of mainland England. Just amazing.
The following four days our children attended the school in Treverbyn. They surely enjoyed being taught by native speakers. In the afternoons we explored the Eden Project, the largest indoor rainforest in the world, climbed the steep stairs to walk around the ruins of Tintagel Castle that sits on a rocky peninsula overlooking the sea, paid a visit to Lanhydrock House with its magnificent gardens and also peeped into Bodmin Jail – a spine-tingling experience. Believe me!
The next day we devoted a few hours to Plymouth where we visited the Sea Life Centre and afterwards we took a short boat trip around Plymouth. Luckily the weather turned out to be even better than we had hoped for.
The following day we made our way to Dartmoor National Park hoping to soak up the atmosphere of ‘The Hound of Baskerville’, the well-known case of the legendary Sherlock Holmes. There is no doubt that the site has its own individual magic. Subsequently, we were fortunate to admire Exeter and its impressive cathedral.
The last but one day in England we spent in Torquay, a picturesque seaside resort and also saw Babbacombe Model Village where we were impressed with the amazing miniature world.
Having said goodbye to our host families with tears in our eyes we travelled to Bath. What definitely aroused our interest there was the Roman Baths complex, a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing.
Being filled with numerous new experiences we bid farewell to England and set off for our homes.
How about the same time next year again…eh?


Jiří Chrobok

One of the teachers

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Trip to Denmark 2016

            After really nice time we had spent in Prague with our lovely Danish friends, we finally went to Denmark.

We travelled on Monday (16th May), from Prague to Ringe – it was about 12 hours in bus. Don’t worry, it was great also in bus. When we finally arrived, our friends were waiting for us and we were verry happy to see them. They picked up us, then they had introduced us to the families.

On Tuesday we met at school and went to morning assembly (that’s their traditional morning meet, where they sing). After that, they showed us their school, we had some activities in school (like mathematics with their teacher and gymnastics lesson) and then they showed us their really small city called Ringe. After our time in school, we had some free activities with our friends, we had different programs in small groups. A lot of us came to city called Odense.

On Wednesday we met at school and went to morning assembly again. After we went to Legoland by bus. In Legoland (it’s big funpark), we went in small groups and had a lot of fun. The afternoon program was different.

On Thursday we met and went to Smørmosen. We played minigolf there and after we had about 2 free hours on the beach. Personally, Thursday was the best day for me. We are having really nice pictures from beach. At afternoon, we met at school again and we had dinner together. First we tasted danish food, then we moved to gym and had a spring concert.

On Friday we met and went by bikes to Egeskov. We saw there museum, castle and really beautiful nature. The weather was good, but on the way to Ringe, it started to rain. Afternoon program was different, but a lot of people had some „Goodbye party“, like barbecue.

On Saturday we met and said goodbye to our friends. We had to travel back to Prague. Travelling back to Prague was okay and we were talking about our experiences in Denmark a lot.

 I think, it was really good time and I hope, that everyone enjoyed this trip like me. I want to thank Mrs. Pavlišová, Mrs. Šrollerová and school Management for organizing trips like these. It was nice, we are having nice memories and we are having a lot of new friends.

Karolina Endtová 9. A

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Weihnachten in Deutschland

Zu Weihnachten waren wir in Nürnberg. Hier haben wir Museen besucht und wir waren auch auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt.
In Nürnberg haben wir in der Jugendherberge auf der Burg schlafen. Am zweiten Tag sind wir nach Bamberg gefahren.
Da haben wir einen Spaziergang duch die Stadt gemacht und dann haben wir eingekauft.

Králová, Křížová 9. A

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Trip to Wales

Our trip to started on the 20th September. We drove through Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. We slept one night on the coach. When we woke up we were in France and we were going to Calais. There we crossed the English Channel to Dover by ferry. When we came to a small town of Rhyl, we met our "family" for the first time. Every day went to school. The school was 20 minutes from our "meeting point". At school we had three groups and each of the groups had one teacher. At school we had 3 lessons every day.

Every day after school we visited a lot of interesting places. We visited for example: town with the longest name of the world, many castles, and a sea aquarium in Rhyl. We had three all day trips. One of them was to Chester. There was a shopping day because we had there many free times for shops. The second all day trip was to Liverpool. There we visited The Beatles Story and Liverpool stadium. The third trip was to the national park Snowdonia, where we visited the largest mountain in Wales Mount Snowdon. Before we came back to Prague we had stopped in London. We were there for one night. We visited many famous places.

It was a nice trip. I have really enjoyed it and I hope the others enjoyed it as much as I did.

Annie Vrabcová, 8.A.

This year our eighth and one of the seventh grades went to Great Britain. Specifically to North Wales. We went there through Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. We overcame canal La Mache on a ferry and got out in Dover. On our way to Wales we stopped in the city of Oxford and visited their university.

We stayed in a smaller town called Rhyl in host families. We stayed there for 10 days. We also went to school. The school was in another town called Colwyn Bay. The company was called CLT and they rent a few rooms in a big villa. We were at school for four days. Every day our after school activity was visiting castles and important cities and places. One of the castles, that felt the most interesting for us particularly, was Caernarfon. The Princes of Wales were crown there. But the most interesting visits took place on weekend. First we went to Chester where we had a shopping day. We must say that it wasn’t that interesting for us but at least we bought some presents. The other day was more interesting. We went to Liverpool. We visited The Beatles museum and then we headed to the football stadium. We don’t really watch football, so we didn’t quite understand the passion that some people felt.

After the weekend we got one more day in Wales. We went to a national park called Snowdonia. We left the other day early in the morning and headed to London. We arrived there in the evening and stayed in hotel Ibis for one night. In the morning we had our breakfast and headed to the centre of London. We visited some sights and had lunch. It was evening before we even realized it. We got on bus and headed back to the Czech Republic, the same way we came.
Michaela Prostějovská and Zuzana Treuová, 8.B.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Some pieces of news from Barnstaple, England 2015

„We arrived at Barnstaple at 18.00. We went to our new families. I had Pamela, 73 – grandma but very active.“

„ Then we went to our new „home“. I like it here very much. Our „parents‘ names are Neil and Kate. Neil is our teacher in school.  For diner we had pizza and a delicious cake.“

„ Today we went to school. We were in three groups and we had three teachers. My favourite teacher is Nick because he is funny.“

„ We had a tour round Barnstaple with our guide Tom who said „OJE, OJE, OJE! After  that we went to the Museum and we wrote the museum quiz.“

„Then we had free time. We went to Poundland shop where everything costs only 1 pound. Then we went to Primark. I bought a T-shirt and socks.“

„After school we  went to the valley of rocks by bus. It was nice there. There were many cliffs. I saw some goats.“

„We visited Lynton and Lynmouth. We rode by funicular.“

„My favourite trip was all day excursion to Tintagel in Cornwall to learn something about King Arthur’s legend. First we went to King Arthur’s Great Hall, that’s like a museum. We heard something about this legend from „Merlin“. I sat on the best place on the throne. Then we saw a round table and we could také a photo of us on the throne with „Excalibur“.

Then we moved into the ruins of Tintagel castle. We had a small picnic. Then we went to Merlin’s cave that is under water when it’s high tide. We were throwing stones into the water and we had fun.“

„Free day with our family. We got up late. After lunch we went to the beach where we met our schoolmates.“

„Tomorrow when wie will be in Exeter we will have to ask people questions! Our topic is SUPERHERO! We have five questions.“

„ I loved the trip to England. I was happy because I loved England so much.“

Children from 7.B and 7.C.