Perse pupils relish Rhineland trip
The Rhineland was explored by a group of Year 9 and 10 Perse pupils during an exciting and illuminating German trip.
A sporting theme marked the first day with a visit to the German Sports & Olympic Museum in Cologne and a tour behind the scenes at the BayArena, home of top Bundesliga football team Bayer Leverkusen.
The second day saw the group experience some of the history of Germany, beginning with a funicular ride up to the dramatically-named Drachenburg (Dragon Castle), which offered spectacular views of the River Rhine – despite the rain and overcast conditions.
They then headed to the centre of Bonn with an unexpected highlight of the visit to the capital of the former West Germany being a trip to the Haribo factory outlet shop!
The pupils concluded the afternoon with a very informative visit to the Haus der Geschichte museum, which documents German history from 1945 to the present day.
After a substantial amount of walking during the day, many took the opportunity to feast on local treats such as currywurst and waffles.
The final day was spent at Phantasialand, one of the largest theme parks in Europe, and provided a fun way to round off the trip with pupils making the most of the chance to go on a wide variety of thrilling rides.