Final Reflections

Those of you who read my blogs on our school visits (I know there is at least one person) will know that I always like to reflect on the visit after we have got home and I’ve managed to have a first decent night’s sleep. So, in keeping with that well established tradition (well I …

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Left the Europen Union

Sorry, I’m a bit early. What I meant to say was that we’ve safely arrived in England and are on the coach travelling back to Northampton. At the moment we are on track to be at CCS at 2:30am provided there are no roadworks that shut down two lanes for six hours so they can …

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Murano and a last Gelato in Venice

Welcome to the last blog in Venice from CCS or perhaps we should call ourselves WCS as we seem to be having some trouble with toilets on this trip. Hot on the heels of the student who somehow dropped her socks down a toilet (no – I don’t get how that happened either), another student …

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That Sinking Feeling…

No, not the feeling you get when you are walking around the precarious islands that combine to form Venice within the shallow lagoon of the Venetto region, but the one you get when you realise that it’s the last morning of a lovely trip and you are soon to depart for home. The feeling is …

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Doting on the Doge

What a superb day. I know it sounds very boring when I keep saying this but it really was a gorgeous day and the students have had a lovely time.  We spent ages at the Galleria Dell’Accademia where we were transfixed by works of Bellini and Tintoretto amongst other great artists and once again I …

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Sunday in Venice

We’ve just had breakfast and are about to try and find our way into Venice for one of the best days in my opinion. This is because the students get a whole day inside Venice and also get to experience the secret itineraries tour of the Doge’s palace which is just superb. They have all …

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Breathless Entry to Venice

The hotel in Florence was okay but I think the students were very pleased with our hotel in Mestre which was definitely a bit more upmarket for their tastes. This put them in a very good mood and they were in very good spirits for when we left to go to Venice by tram. Once …

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A Subdued Start

Well, we’re having breakfast in the hotel on day 3 of our cultural tour and I have to confess that the students are a little bit more subdued this morning possibly because they were a bit more livelier last night. Understandably, the students wanted to talk about their experiences of Florence and I think this …

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Last Night in Florence

Welcome folks to your daily dose of my boasting about what a great time we’re all having. I do want to impress upon you that actually we are working really hard and just to prove it I have included a photo of Mr Phillips and Mrs Wilkie looking extremely stressed.😂 I have also realised that …

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