Year 9 and 10 Geography and Travel and Tourism students have recently arrived back from a four day trip to Belgium and the Netherlands. Students and staff had a fantastic time, some fantastic weather and made even better memories!

After a brief stop in York, the group travelled to Bridlington and Mappleton to see some methods of managing the fastest eroding coastline in Europe. They then headed down to catch our overnight ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge.

Waking up to another beautiful day, the group headed into Brugge and took a guided boat tour around the canals – the best way to see the city. They then headed to the main square to do some sight-seeing and eat the biggest waffles they’d ever seen!

A few students decided to visit the Belfry which offered great views over Brugge (despite the 366 step climb to get to the top!) before heading to a real Belgian chocolate factory.

The following day the students visited Efteling which is the biggest theme park in the Netherlands for roller coasters, river rapids, log flumes and pirate ships. It was a great way to spend the day before heading to Rotterdam to catch the ferry home.

The students were an absolute credit to the school and we couldn’t have asked to spend time with a more pleasant and entertaining group. It will be a long time before we forget 44 of them dancing to “Cha-cha Slide” (and even longer for the band on the ferry to forget it!)

Everyone had a great time and we are really looking forward to visiting Amsterdam next year!