Antwerpen Travel log
This week the grade 9 students are on a trip to Antwerpen. In this travel log we will regularly post pictures of their adventures!
By Ingrid Schmoutziguer, communications; pictures by Jenna van der Vegte and Poyee Li-Sumpton
The students traveled to Antwerpen, settled in and had some free time to explore the city.
Sorted in teams ready to tackle an escape room:
The students had a great time at Antwerp Clue (escape rooms), although none of the teams managed to escape in time.
This afternoon the students acted as guides during a GPS tour, showing each other the sites in Antwerpen.
Quotes of the day:
‘Go to Antwerp not only for the sights, but for the food’ – the boys
‘Fries before guys’ – Julia and Emmylou
‘I ate a whole baguette’ – Luke
The students took the train to Brussels to participate in a Service As Action activity, picking up trash. They also went on a comic strip scavenger hunt.
Quote of the day
The students started the day by visiting the Red Star Line Museum, learning about the live of immigrants who sailed from Antwerpen to a new life in America. They found out how long it took to travel to the US from different destinations, they took the tests immigrants had to pass to prove that they would be valuable in the workforce.
The students headed to the park and then on to a bowling alley for some well deserved fun.
The End! The students are expected back at school this afternoon at 15:00.