Ardnamurchan High School goes Dutch on summer trip

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Ardnamurchan High School’s recent trip to Holland got off to an unplanned start with two hours spent on the Corran Ferry while its double-decker coach tried its hardest to disembark, eventually aided by Chisholm’s pick-up truck.

However, the pupils took this in their stride and watched the unfolding drama in good spirits.

This was the high school’s second school trip to Amsterdam and Noordwijk, the latter being a pretty town by the sea.

On the day trips to Amsterdam, the pupils negotiated all the new challenges well, managing to avoid the ever-present cyclists, who didn’t seem to need to follow any rules, and the trams.

They also enjoyed seeing the sights from a canal boat, had a very emotive visit to the Anne Frank House while the rest of the group had a super time at the Ajax football stadium.

Most pupils enjoyed the Amsterdam Dungeons, and some also had privilege of seeing Rembrandt’s Night Watch in the wonderful Rijksmuseum.

In Noordwijk , the pupils enjoyed spending time on the beach, exploring the town, and they loved the day at Duinrell theme park and pool with its many flumes. They also enjoyed an evening’s bowling.

The last day was spent at the Cheese and Clog farm where two of the pupils tried their hands at clog making, and everyone saw how Gouda is made.

Many souvenirs were purchased in the gift shop at the farm as well as the sampling the cheeses. The last visit was to the Madurodam, which was Holland in miniature, and which the pupils found very interesting.