Ski Trip 2015

A group of thirty-five year eight, nine and ten students from Court Fields were fortunate enough to be able travel to Austria last week to go and enjoy the fabulous skiing and mountain scenery that it had to offer.  We set off in our coach on Friday evening with a long journey ahead and the excitement and anticipation aboard was amazing.  No one could wait to get going!  By midnight on Friday we had made it to the ferry and began our ‘voyage’ across the channel towards France.  From there we would go through Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland before finally making it to Austria.  The amount of snow and mountains visible from the coach windows grew and grew as the journey went on and a steady supply of films and food kept all on-board entertained and happy.

ski group

By Saturday evening, we pulled into the drive of the Aktivhotel Ederleiten in the town of Bruck in the Ziller valley.  The hotel and view were masked by the night and as we made our way inside we were greeted with a much needed hot meal before going to find our rooms.  It was all very welcoming and friendly and we were delighted to get to bed and get some real rest!

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German exchange and ski trip

Wellington and District Twinning Association Youth Exchange with Court Fields School and The Castle School

The much anticipated half term exchange trip saw 20 young people from Wellington and Taunton boarding a Berry’s coach and heading off to Dover. A most unfavourable weather forecast made little impact on the spirits of the group and after 11 hours waiting in the port for the storms to subside we finally made it onto the ferry for a bumpy Channel crossing. The long delay meant that our first night in Germany was an unplanned stop in Karlsruhe Youth Hostel, but an early start the following day saw us arrive in the delightful alpine town of Immendstadt in time for a late lunch. The students greeted their German partners like long lost friends thanks to the modern miracle of social networking and soon everyone was happily ensconced with their host families.

Twinning trip

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