Thursday January the 25th at 6.30am, 17 students and 2 teachers gathered at platform 2 at Rotterdam CS. Which meant that some of the students had to get up at 5am (4am English time!) to be able to be in time in Rotterdam to catch the train to London and Cambridge. But all of them managed!
The trip to Cambridge is for the students from 6th grade to close off their entire bilingual education. In May the students will do their IB exams for English and the trip partially prepares them for this. The students had a walking tour in Cambridge (the tour guide almost broke down in tears when he had to confess that he himself did not study in Cambridge), gave presentations in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (‘This totem should be given back to the people it was taken from’), paid a visit to the Cambridge Union Society (‘The crowd queued for over seven blocks when Robert de Niro was a guest’), debated themselves at the Orchard Tea Garden (‘It seems as if you think AI is an abbreviation for Alien Intelligence’), hit the ball with a demonstration of real tennis, visited a typical British play (‘Would you like to use my lipstick!?’) and had dinner and talks with students in a typical dining hall at Selwyn College (‘As a foreign student it cost 40.000 pounds per year to study here. But as a post-graduate you can get a scholarship’).