In November, Ms. O’Rourke, the students and teachers headed to Munich for an action packed trip. The students enjoyed every minute of the trip with a full itinerary over the four days.
On the Friday, they enjoyed a guided tour of the Allianz Arena, the home of the famous football team, Bayern-München. Students got an opportunity to visit the changing rooms, the press room, the players’ tunnel and the stands. They then had a bus tour of the city with a guide, ending in the main square of Munich, Marienplatz, where the students had free time before checking in at the hotel.
On the Saturday, the group travelled by public transport (Straßenbahn and U-Bahn) to the Deutsches Museum, where they spent 90 minutes exploring the science museum. After lunch, the group travelled to Therme Erding, the largest thermal spa in the world, where they had a fantastic time in the pools and on the 27 different slides. The students then helped to prepare dinner at the hostel before the group headed to the famous Tollwood Christmas market, at the Theresienwiese where the Oktoberfest is usually held.
The Sunday started with a guided tour of the Dachau concentration camp, followed by a classical music concert hosted by our exchange school in Augsburg, the Gymnasium bei Sankt Stephan, in their stunning Kleiner Goldener Saal along with a delicious traditional meal of Bavarian specialities in one of the top restaurants in Augsburg. In the evening, the boys could head to the indoor SoccArena at the Olympic Stadium to play in a winners v winners soccer tournament or fight out the foosball championship at the hostel.
On Monday, the final day consisted of a guided tour of the BMW plant, shopping time at the Olympia Shopping Centre and the Marienplatz Christmas markets. They enjoyed their final delicious meal at the famous Ratskeller restaurant in Munich, open since 1874, underneath the Rathaus (town hall).
On Monday night/Tuesday morning, the group returned to CCR after a very successful four- day tour to the Bavarian capital, Munich. The tour aimed to give students an insight into many aspects of German life and culture, such as historical sights, sporting arenas, modern commercial areas, science and innovation, public transport and contact with our exchange school in Augsburg. Students were also given multiple opportunities to use the German phrases that they have learned in school and many acquired new phrases and vocabulary over the four days.
The boys were excellently behaved on tour and staff were told on many occasions that they were a credit to the school. It is great to see our students as such good ambassadors of our school. Many thanks to Ms Niamh O’Rourke, Ms. Ciara Normoyle, Mr. William Cullagh, Mr. Hugo Deasy for organising such an interesting and enjoyable trip.