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September
2017

Year 9 on Expedition to Lucerne

This weekend Year 9 went on Expedition to Lucerne, in the Swiss German part of Switzerland. Jérôme and Mylene led the trip. Derek Lineham, the Headteacher, also accompanied the group. The trip linked in well with their current IMYC unit of Community.

Switzerland is made of four linguistic communities, with the German speakers being in the majority. Lucerne lies in the heart of this community and the Year 9 students were able to appreciate many aspects of the culture of this region. They took part in an iPad-based Urban Game, in the form of a treasure hunt around the city of Lucerne. In doing so, they learnt a great deal about the city while having fun at the same time. 

On Saturday, the students went to the summit of a nearby mountain, the Rigi.  As well as going on a good mountain hike with fantastic scenery, the students were able to appreciate the transport methods that link the community together. This included a journey on a paddle steamer built in 1901 (the oldest of its kind in the world), a modern cable car and a classic Swiss mountain railway dating back to the early years of the 20th Century.  On Sunday, all of this was brought together by a visit to the Swiss Transport Museum. 

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Year 9 on Expedition to Lucerne

Categories: Academic, Expeditions

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