Europe Trip 2015
An educational trip for the A level students and GCSE students was conducted on 22/06/15 to Europe. The goal of the event is to increase student interest in Sciences, English, History and Geography. Dr.Venkatesh and Mrs. Karen accompanied the students for this trip. It was a 9 Days event from 22/06/15 to 30/06/15.
On day 1, trip started from GGSK College in a special coach organised exclusively for our school students. After crossing the English channel by Ferry, we went to capital city of Belgium to see The Atomium, Grand Place and Mannekin Pis statue.
On day 2, Visited Black forest region of South Germany and went to Cuckoo clock factory where our students got exclusive show of demonstration of how those clocks are made. Later on the same day, we went to Switzerland to witness the Largest waterfalls in Europe, the Rhine falls. On the evening, departed for Lucerne to view the Lion Monument and one of the oldest wooden bridges in the world, the Chapel Bridge.
On Day 3, ascended up about 10,000 ft to the summit of Mr. Titlis through World’s first revolving cable car, the Titlis Rotair and enjoyed breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Swiss landscapes. At Mt. Titlis, we had a lot of free time to play in snow and visited ice caves.
On Day 4, Departed to Venice, the most romantic city in Italy with its distinctive architecture and famous Gondola rides. We began with a boat ride to St Mark’s Square, one of the most elegant squares in the world. We saw the famous bridge of sighs and the Basilica di San Marco. Then visited the Murano glass showroom and purchased some beautiful Murano glass items. Finally we enjoyed a romantic Gondola ride while enjoying the ambience of Venice.
On day 5, the tour started with a visit to the Vatican city, home to the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. We saw the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican museum, later we visited St.Peters Basilica. Later on tour, we went to Colosseum which is surrounded by other sights such as Constantine arch. Next visited the Time Elevator; a multi sensorial and dynamic cinema experience stimulating a time travel, taking viewers through the History of Rome. Viewed the Roman forums, where ancient civilisation developed. Visited the Piazza Navona for some free time.
On Day 6, departed for Florence, viewed the impressive architecture of some of the finest historic buildings in Italy, such as Basilica of Santa Croce, the final resting place of Michelangelo, statue of David, famous Ponte Vecchio on the Arno River and the Piazelle Michelangelo, for the most outstanding views of Florence.
On day 7, departed for Pisa, and viewed the breathtaking Duomo (cathedral), built almost 1000 years ago and the cathedral’s bell tower, known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Enjoyed some free time to buy souvenirs for friends and family. On same day evening, we arrived Geneva, and did short city tour including United Nations Building, The Flower clock, the symbol of Geneva and the Jet d’Dau.
On day 8, departed early for Paris, on arrival visited the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa painting. Then embarked on journey to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower – the most famous monument in France. From this vantage point, enjoyed breathtaking views of the amazing city.
On day 9, departed for a cruise trip along the River Seine. The cruise perfectly designed to discover and admire the rich architecture such as the Eiffel Tower, Musee d’Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral and more. Later afternoon, we drove back to Calais for the channel crossing through Eurotunnel and reached our school by 9.30 pm.
For picture of the students adventures, please click here.