The students of Years 4 and 5 and their teachers Prof. Küllinger and Prof. Sattler enjoyed a brilliant study week in Galway, Ireland from 5 to 12 October 2019.
We not only visited the stunning Cliffs of Moher but also took a trip to Connemara National Park where we made a tour of Kylemore Abbey. Furthermore we touched starfish and rays at the local aquarium!!! This was a bit creepy in the beginning but it was fascinating.
While exploring the city, we had the chance to listen to lots of awesome buskers (street musicians). One evening we attended an Irish dance lesson which ended with a perfect performance of an Irish circle dance. It was hilarious! It was a good craic (i.e. having fun in Irish) in the pubs listening to live music and enjoying the special atmosphere there.
Living in host families meant tasting some traditional Irish food and experiencing the Irish lifestyle. We did not only improve our English language skills but we also gained an insight into the customs and traditions of Ireland. J
For educational purposes we attended the Atlantic language school in the centre of Galway. Besides practising the pronunciation, we conducted a survey with local people, we invented products and finally we gave presentations.
All in all this study week was a wonderful and unforgettable experience.
Lisa Pleimer – Jasmin Lehner – Jana Haider (5AHL)
“Galway – a young and urban city with such great music on the streets. Every second there was worth it.” – Tanja, 4BHL
“Galway is an amazing and absolutely beautiful city. We loved to explore the whole town and to listen to the music of the different buskers. Our favourite trip was to the Cliffs of Moher because they were breathtaking and really amazing.” – Alida und Barbara, 4BHL
“My favourite memory is the landscape I saw when riding the bus and listening to the Irish songs that our hilarious bus driver, John ‘the Redhead’ played on the radio. He made the long but interesting drive a funny adventure to remember.” – Simone, 5AHL
“Generally speaking the people in Galway are very friendly and hospitable. Our host family told us that we Austrians were very similar to the Irish people – easy-going.” – Laura and Sandra, 5CHL
“We really enjoyed the trip to Ireland. We were fond of the Cliffs of Moher and we really enjoyed the treasure hunt. Now we want to say thank you to our school for making such a trip possible.”
– Simone, Ricarda, Katharina, 4AHL