We have arrived at the airport and are all checked in. Just waiting to board at around 21:20, departing at 21:50 – Greece time.
We are still scheduled to land at 23:55 – English time. If this changes before we depart, I’ll try and let you know.
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We began our day by forcing ourselves out of bed to freezing cold rooms, having left the air con on all night.
After we got out of bed, we went and had breakfast downstairs. We then packed our suitcases and said ‘cheerio’ to Delphi! After an eventful, long and scenic coach ride, we arrived at Olympia.
Once we were there, we had a buffet lunch at the Touris Club, full of delicious food, where 9 students managed to eat 100 watermelons! We then departed to our hotel. After checking in, we went to the fascinating museum, we saw many artefacts, statues and cats! We walked to the ruins of ancient Olympia and there was many wrecked buildings, such as the Temple Of Zeus. We even saw the Olympic Stadium and quite a few people ran races!
Returning to the hotel, we went and swam for half an hour, which was very refreshing!
We had some scrumptious dinner on the hotel rooftop with an amazing view.
We had time to buy some souvenirs at the local shops, and then had a sublime ice cream! We then walked back to the hotel to get some sleep for an early morning the next day.
It is a very early start for the final day touring Athens!
We have had a great first day in Greece! Everybody is in high spirts as we begin to get ready for bed.
Setting off from Athens for a 3 hour coach ride this morning, on arrival we had the opportunity to explore what was once considered the centre of the Earth, at the Archaeological ruins – we saw evidence of the temple, stadium and altar. We then saw some artefacts first hand at the museum.
After lots of food at lunch it was time for some free time to explore the local area and a well earned rest/shower.
After more food, it is clear the Greeks like to eat a lot. Teams were challenged to take the best selfie – each team was a awarded a winner.
Lights out at 11 ready for another day jam packed day tomorrow.
After a good night’s sleep we are up!
We have had breakfast, lots of chocolate spread was consumed!
We are about to depart for Delphi.
We have landed safely at Athens airport.
Onto the coach and to the hotel.
We will be having an evening meal and then lights out in preparation for a jam-packed day tomorrow, in Delphi.
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Year 8 successfully went on the geography department trip to Llandudno this week. They completed fieldwork on the positive and negative effects of tourism in Llandudno and learnt about coastal processes. The students enjoyed Llandudno in the sun on Tuesday and torrential rain on Wednesday, but were excellent in their conduct and enthusiasm despite the weather!
We have landed safely in London and are enroute back to Mancester. Please contact your child for updates.