From September 17th to September 24th most of the students of 5AJ and 5BJ went on a language trip to Dublin/Ireland. After three years of restrictions due to the pandemic this trip could finally take place.
On Sunday, when we woke up after a restful first night of sleep at our host-parents’ houses and the sun was shining brightly, all the stress from our nerve-racking arrival the day before almost vanished completely. All the students were immediately fascinated by the unique beauty and loveliness of Ireland, which did not resemble any other country the students had ever been to before. But it was not only the breath-taking scenery, which somehow made you feel relaxed, that captivated the students – they were also drawn in by the city centre. With its narrow streets, beautiful bridges, important historical buildings and the many mostly yellow double-decker busses, Dublin has its own charm that made a special impression on all of us students.
Of course, the trip wasn’t quite a “vacation”: In the morning we went to Babel language school and in the afternoon we regularly went on excursions and guided tours. The program was rather diverse – from visiting a prison to going for a walk along the cliffs in Howth as well as watching the process of Whiskey making in a Dublin distillery – so that there was something interesting for everybody.
One thing is safe to say: Going to Ireland and experiencing all sorts of new things felt unique to everyone. For both fifth classes it was the perfect way to start to our (hopefully) last school year, and we sincerely thank our professors Kerschbaumer, Kosutnik and Feiner for planning and accompanying us on our fun and interesting trip.