was Scotland, 26/03 – 6/04/2011, 7BD
We came to Edinburgh, and everything was.. GREY. We came to the
Highlands and drank Whisky – blended of course. We ate lunch at school
and it was terrible. Typically Scottish? Oh no, there is much more
than drunken laddies* and lassies* in kilts, rainy weather and disgusting
food; a wonderful landscape, nice people and we are sure there is
delicious food as well, but it's hard to find out where to get it.
Where you can probably find it is Leith, a former workers’ district
which is now one of the best parts of Edinburgh to live in. Another
beautiful area is the Royal Mile, a street leading from Edinburgh
Castle to Holyrood Palace, the Scottish summer residence of Her Majesty,
the Queen. It is a beautiful street with many interesting buildings
and places, and there is also an underground city beneath the Royal
Mile, which is spooky to discover...
If you like shopping, you should go to Princes Street - or even better
- to Glasgow. Glasgow is more industrial than Edinburgh, but more
stylish too. On our way back home to Edinburgh, it was great to go
to Celtic Park, the stadium of Celtic Glasgow.
All of us enjoyed the trip, not only the trip to Glasgow but our
whole journey to Scotland. And many of us want to come back….
when they turn twenty-one ;)
MacKenzie School of English
We improved our English at MacKenzie School in the district of
Leith in Edinburgh. The 7B and 7D were divided into 4 different
where we had discussions, played games and also interviewed Scottish
Fortunately, we also had presentations! We were even filmed by
our handsome teacher Andrew - the most favorite teacher of all
Lizzy, Hazel and Isabel did a great job as well of course.
*laddie = Scottish for ‘boy’
*lassie = Scottish for ‘girl’
If you are in another country you should really do a sight-seeing
tour of course! We did one and it was unusually long: our Highland-tour.
We left Edinburgh at 8 o’clock in the morning and arrived at
our hostel at 6 o’clock in the evening. We sat in the bus nearly
the whole day long, apart from a stop at a battle field, which was
actually a little bit annoying but funny as well, thanks to Laura,
our tour guide who ‘entertained’ us without cease
and all along the way!
The youth hostel … one could say it was original! But
as most of us stayed with their friends, it was a funny overnight
The next day we drove back to Edinburgh from Inverness and
had several stops. The first one was Urquhart Castle - Loch
The ruins of
the castle impressed us and the lake was really huge and amazing!
I don’t think a lot of people know that Loch Ness is
so deep that the Big Ben clock tower would fit into it three
times and then
there would still be some space left.
The second stop was in the Highlands where we met Hamish the “Highland
coo” and his friends, they were really cute!
Stirling Castle was our last stop before we arrived in Edinburgh
again. It is a beautiful castle which is still in good condition.
The landscape was beautiful and we had a brilliant view from
the top of the hill.
I think everyone enjoyed the tour and we’ll never forget
Laura ; ) …
Stirling Castle 7B