Thirty-Three Year 8 Gillotts Students set off at the beginning of July to spend a week in the Mosel Valley. They stayed as usual in a youth hostel in Traben Trarbach in the Mosel Valley which offers great facilities in a beautiful setting.
They visited Trier, the oldest Roman city in Germany and the amphitheatre with underground cellars where the gladiators and wild animals waited before performances. The area is of course best known for its wine production and we visited a friend Herr Emert who runs a family wine business in Traben Trarbach.
On another day, they travelled to Cochem which is best known for its fairytale castle on the hill and they also enjoyed the swimming pool with slides and a wave pool. A boat trip on the Mosel to Bernkastel-Kues in brilliant sunshine was also a highlight.
Every day the students were also able to use a wonderful classroom in the hostel overlooking the vineyards. Mrs Davidson, the German teacher said, “They were a really enthusiastic group of students and I had the fantastic support of Mr West and Miss Muscatello.”