Thursday, 11 March 2010


On the final day of the visit to the Czech Republic by Richard Huish College students winter had returned with a vengeance as can be seen from todays pictures.

Staying for 2 days in the South Bohemian town of Ceske Budejovice (home of Budweiser beer) the Health & Social Care students from Taunton have been hosted by our partner school the Cesko Anglicky Gymnasium. Pictured coming out of CAG is trip organiser Liz Truman, who first came to Czech with us 3 years ago on a Plymouth University project and now takes annual groups to East Europe, her daughter Sarah and fellow teacher Gemma Wakefield.

Since being in Ceske Budejovice the students have visited a maternity ward in the Bozena Nemcova Hospital where they were shown babies only several days old in incubators and visited a delivery suite. They also spent time in the ZS Baara school where there is a particularly high proportion of Roma children and a larger level of deprivation in the catchment area.

They were particularly delighted to attend a special version of 'Strakonicky Dudak' (Bagpiper from Strakonice) by a local multi-national theatre company who camped up the 19th century fable so much to get their message across it was like being in the presence of a dozen Borats all demanding your attention. The result was immensely enjoyable mayhem!

Their final afternoon took them to the UNESCO town of Cesky Krumlov before going out for the evening with Czech students to sample the delights of South Bohemia.

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