During Week Without Walls grade 10 and five grade 9 students went to Kempen, Allgäu, Germany. We arrived on Monday afternoon, after having been stuck in the bus for 4 hours. We went on a city tour in Kempten and explored our hostel. On Tuesday we went rafting through the wild waters of the Iller river. In the afternoon we went to the pool and played board games. On Wednesday was our third water activity: water skiing followed by another visit of the pool. Thursday was supposed to have been a water free day with a 5 hour GPS tour through the surrounding area and bowling in the evening. However strong rainfall made just as wet as any other activity. Sadly it was already time to head home on Friday. Overall it was a great trip with a lot of fun activities, even though they were 90% water based.
Written by Yann and Vivain
“Best Week Without Walls I’ve had!” Yann
“It was a very interesting and fun experience to learn and explore out of the classroom.” Vivien
On the second day on our week without walls trip we went rafting on the Iller River. Our instructors Thomas and Andreas were very nice and very helpful though out the trip. Everybody was in teams in inflatable canoes. Some people hit a rock, some fell in the water and the others were just having fun. We also went swimming. The water was cold in the beginning but because of the wetsuits, we got warm quite fast. There was also this fun part where we went down steep parts of the river. It was fast and Yann fell out of the boat. But in the end everybody had fun.
By Jakub, Leah , Rasmus
This was an awesome end to our week without walls experience. We stayed in a nice hostel where we had a lot of opportunities to have fun. There was a pool right next door which we visited and there were lots of fun games available to us in the hostel. We challenged each other to board games, billiards and table tennis, we even got our teachers involved.
We spent a lot of time outdoors, doing generally outdoorsy stuff and learned new things.
All in all we had a great trip and are sad that it was our last.
Written by Benita, Rebecca, and Aaisha
On the third day of our trip we went water skiing on a little lake surrounded by high peeks. Our instructors gave us a short introduction and a few tips on how to stay on our feet and we were off! The first few tries were fails… Most just drank a lot of lake water… However after a few tries some managed to stay stood up for long enough to do as many as 7 rounds of the lake! Two students got a chance to try wake boarding but it was a lot harder than they had expected. We all arrived back at the hotel exhausted and ready for a big meal and a good night’s sleep.
Written by Tom, Cameron, Jan, Surya and Robert