Wednesday, 20 April 2011


A small group of students from Yeovil College studying childcare have spent a few days before Easter comparing notes with their Slovenian counterparts and taking in the sights of Venice, Istria and the Julian Alps at the same time.

The group flew out to Venice where they spent a couple of days on the island of Giudecca at the famous Ostello Venezia. Travelling around the waterscaped city by vaporetto the students also visited the Doges palace and saw the catastrophe that was the total swamping of the famous bridge of Sighs by a 100 square metre advertising hoarding for a Japanese car company....

Travelling on to Slovenia the group stopped at the Istrian towns of Koper, Piran and Izola where they visited a Hospital and a medical school. There they were treated to a display of first aid and childcare.

At the Piran kindergarten they were able to meet the children and take part in their daily activities whilst in Koper they had a session on Slovenian culture by the students of the gimnazija there plus a night out at the 'Planet Tus' megastore and disco bowling complex alongside their Slovene partners.

Moving up to the Julian Alps the group spent a quiet couple of days in Bled at the youth hostel there then dropped in to the capital Ljubljana where they bumped into 180 charity hitchikers from Sheffield on their way to Krakow to raise money for Third World disasters..well, to 'prevent' them we assume...

The group was led by teacher Michelle Dennet and consisted of 15 in total.