Trip to France 2015 (Day 5 and 6)

Yesterday we began our day at the high school and then headed to the thousand year old cathedral which marks the city’s center. We had a guided tour by a retired English teacher and walked 330 steps to a platform where we had a beautiful view of the city.

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Today students shadowed their correspondent to see what a day in a typical French high school is like. Students had many comments to share.Teju said that the school was physically more open and there were many more windows than we have in our school. She had lunch under a nearby bridge. Lachlan said that the city feels safer than other cities in the US, Skokie included. Claire thought every students seemed very trustworthy. There were no security guards questioning students for passes or asking them where they were headed. Maree didn’t think the differences were all that significant. Maria thought the teachers seemed a bit more strict than teachers in the US and seemed to raise their voices more often to remind a student that he/she was not behaving correctly. Michelle explained that the entire class stood up when an administrator entered the classroom to quickly speak to the teacher.

At 5:00 pm we took a boat ride down the canal that surrounds the downtown area. There were headphones with information about the history of the city provided in English.
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After the cathedral we headed to a restaurant for lunch. Students got to try a traditional Alsacien dish called “Tarte FlambĂ©e” which is similar to a pizza with cream sauce, onions and bacon. IMG_0973

2 Comments

  • Eileen Walvoord says:

    It’s such fun to see you all in Strasbourg and what a wonderful opportunity for these young people to see life in another country…close up! Bravo to all the parents and teachers who are making this possible!

  • Kathy Aragaki-Van Horn says:

    Thanks for blogging. I enjoy seeing the beautiful sites. Everyone looks like they are having a wonderful time!

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