Tuesday July 11th

We met up in the morning for a game of soccer.

The weather was cloudy but warm. The students formed 3 teams and the game began.

After 90 minutes the students still had energy and played badminton. After this it was free time and the students spent the last afternoon with their host families before our farewell party.

The farewell party took place in Ziegelhausen, on a hill in the woods. We had a BBQ with lots of host families and students.

Despite a few showers everyone enjoyed the get together with much laughter and chatter.

Monday July 10th

At 1pm our bus departed to Elmstein, a village in the Pfalzerwald.

Once there we got our equipment and off to the woods we went. The weather was perfect, not too hot, and no rain.

All the students seemed to have a great time on the two hour (which ended up being almost three hours) zip line tour. Sliding between trees brought much laughter.

 

Friday July 7th

The day began with a thunderstorm and rain.

So we headed to Schwetzingen, a beautiful  town just 10km north of Heidelberg, to go to an in-and-outdoor swimming pool.

The weather improved. After our swim, we enjoyed lunch as a group at an Italian pizzeria.

Before heading back to Heidelberg we got a look at the castle and gardens.

Thursday July 6th

Today we cycled 25km  along the banks of the Neckar River – it was a beautiful but very hot day.

The town of Ladenburg was our destination. Once there we went to the Mercedes Benz museum, which everyone really enjoyed, followed by some free time to walk along the beautiful alleys in the old inner-town walls in Ladenburg.

And back home we went in the heat. We all needed a big cooling off after our cycling adventure!