Youth Exchange Report
10th to 17th October 2009
On Saturday, the 10th October we
started with our small group of 12 young peoples in the age between 16 and 19
with their leaders Bjoern Schueppen
and Michael Laemmer. We leaved our youth center AREA51 at 11.30 pm to go to Ferryhill.
We went to the
After a short crossing we started for the next 2700 kilometres (1700 miles) with our two minibuses to drive on the left side. We reached the parish center at 3.00 pm. First we have had a small rest and then we met our host families. After a short time, the ice was broken, because on the trip to Ferryhill the young peoples thought about what kind of situation they would get in Ferryhill. They started intensive talks between the guests and the hosts. The host prepared a rich full buffet and afterward we went to our host families.
On Monday morning we met us at 9.00 am and drove
In the evening we went to a pub with a small brewery. Their we stayed for a couples of beer or coke.
On Tuesday there was
In the late evening we come back in the host families.
On Wednesday we went to
That night we have had a party with buffet at the parish centre. There we played games for younger and older ones. In one game we have had to put some costumes on and in the other game they have had to wrap somebody with toilet paper that he looks like a mummy. The oldest ones have had the most fun of all.
In the early Thursday morning we went to the
On Friday we went together to Whittby, a wonderful small harbour village, where some have had fish & chips. We went back early, because we have had to put our things in our luggage.
That night we have had our farewell party, where everyone has had lots of fun.
We realised that one week has pasted through to fast. A lot of friendships has been made, other were renewed.
Thanks to all the host families for their kindness and a special thanks to Vicky, Keith and Kevin for organising this wonderful week.
On Saturday we went back to
Written by Michael Laemmer and translated by Bjoern Schueppen.