Monday 16th October
A day in the country: The Cotswolds, an area of outstanding beauty. The day took off by travelling to the ancient trading village of Moreton-in-Marsh by train. While enjoying the views of the rolling hills we approached Chipping Campden. From here we walked to Broadway, a walk of 10 kilometres. This walk is part of the Cotswolds Way, a long-distance trail of 164 kilometres. Our main aim was to let the students experience a day outside the city of Oxford and show them the real beauty of rural England, a timeless and typically English atmosphere with the honey-coloured limestone cottages, churches and pubs.
Along the way we told them about geographic, cultural and historical aspects. We all have experienced the beautiful landscape of Worcestershire.
The weather was rather peculiar. The mist, clouds & rough winds gave the day a mysterious dimension. Throughout the day the clouds vanished which resulted in clear blue skies! The final part of the walk was done in blazing sunshine. We arrived at the pub the Crown & Trumpet, a 17th century, where we enjoyed a lovely meal together to finish the day in rural Britain! A bonus was added because the landlord himself explained to Lennard and Chiel why he believes the area will benefit from Brexit. Hopefully the lads can use this information for their masterpiece on Brexit.
Miss E de Knoop & Mr M Schrijver