Monday, 14 June 2010
PRAGUE STUDENTS IN BRIDGWATER WITH THE 'GOOD DOCTOR'
Dr Jan Soucek, from Pragues 'Arabska Gymnazium', has been bringing students to Bridgwater for 17 years and so with retirement iminent , this trip could well be his last.
The students had an action packed week which saw them explore Somerset and tour the West Country from their Home-Hosted base in Bridgwater.
Around Somerset they walked Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury Tor, visited Wells and it;s cathedral , Burnham and its beach and did a spot of orienteering on the Quantock Hills.
They toured around 3 other Western counties, taking in Lyme Regis in Dorset, Dartmoor in Devon and Lands End , Tintagel and St.Michaels Mount in Cornwall.
They also took time to go to Taunton and play a football match against the top notch Staplegrove team (who inevitably thrashed them).
As usual the highlight of their tour was the Multicultural mecca that is Bridgwater, where they saw live rock music at the Labour club, visited the Blake Museum- where they re-enacted the battle of Sedgemoor, and the Bridgwater Arts Centre - where top local politicians staged a mock election hustings (by adopting different Party colours and arguing who NOT to vote for!).