SPORTING TOUR

*Note from Mr Marshall* Apologies for the disruption in the blog posts, the Haunted hostel at Haworth did not agree with my Wifi. I don’t think the ghosts were very happy with me.

I will be adding photos and more match reports very soon, please go into each day for a daily update of the sporting tour. My apologies to all parents for the delay, I know you are keen to keep up to date with the trip.

Europe Tour Edinburgh 
The castle, Alnwick, was amazing. The exterior and interior decoration of the ceiling and paintings of the buildings were beautiful. My favourite part was the massive treehouse with the rope bridges. I also really enjoyed doing some shopping and relaxing, buying some nice things. Tayla Williams
There are lots of sheep 🐑

Emily O’Neill
I’m hungry

Courtney Campbell 
I am also broke! #princesstreetshopping

Courtney Campbell
Slowing loosing money but having the best time! Alnwick Castle was so amazing and so was the treehouse. Got a run down of the filming on set and the family that lived in the castle on occasion. We passed through Scotland and the weather definitely dropped as soon as we went through! Walked down the Royal Mile and took a tour on the Royal Yacht Britannia. Bought some clothes and we are now travelling through the countryside from Scotland to Manchester. The memories are definitely being made and the laughs will continue, Missing everyone at home though, especially my kitty’s X 

Tahlia Frost 
I was having a shower because hygiene is very important and i wanted to stay clean in case I met a good looking English boy then all of a sudden I let out a loud ear piercing shriek. Chloe ran into bathroom ready to do the DRSABCD, and to her surprise she saw… Me laughing cause i had actually just accidentally turned the hot water on too fast

Jasmine Williams
Guten Morgan (this means good morning in German) to my friends, family, fans and followers back home. I am in Scotland. It is very fun. I have been to several Castels. But I don’t like any of the food so all I have eaten is potatoes, every day I had a single potato scollop for breakfast (they never let me have more than one), hot chips for lunch and baked potatoes for dinner. I’m actually turning into one, my head looks much more potato like than usual, this is not good. I miss you Mum, Dad, Hamish, Harry and Bear but I mostly just miss the food in my house. 

Chloe Hickson 
Hey how’s it going it’s ya boy Harry back again with another Europe review, since last written thingy I have gone to Scotland where we did a whatever this whatever consisted of buying a weeaboo slayer and a scent augmentor. Enough on my bad purchases we went on a big boat and it was very cool we also did the Royal mile and did a trek up a big hill, it was very good and the scenery was Scottish. Many people rudely stares at my forehead because it is glorious.
Hey guys, yesterday we went for a 10km walk around Edinburgh castle, went to Pizza Hut buffet for lunch then met up with the group to collect our £10 for our authentic Chinese dinner at the golden dragon. Then I taught myself how to play the bagpipes with minimal success.

Sam
Hey fam, we’re currently driving through the beautiful countryside of Scotland heading back to England for our stay in Manchester. Yesterday we had a fun day starting off with a self guided audio tour of the Royal Britannia yacht then we we walked from Edinburgh castle and walked down the one mile. I am also now broke and have no room in my suitcase plz send help because the shopping on princess street was lit. 

Taryn
Hello girls and boys, since our last update we have explored many snazzy castles and buildings and seen heaps of Scottish things. Yesterday we boarded the Royal Yacht Britannia and walked around the boat taking some nice pics, we also ate some fancy cake and tea in the tea room on the yacht. After that we explored the Edinburgh Castle and walked down the Royal mile and saw some men in kilts playing bagpipes. We then went shopping and scored some great bargains, following this we went out for dins and had some tasty Chinese 😋. Keen for some more fun adventures !!! Also the sheep are very cute.

Claudia Vertel & Maddy Cruickshank 
Hey everyone, it’s been an amazing time exploring, sightseeing castles and shopping. Unfortunately the latter has made me broke and my suitcase heavy so it’ll be interesting to see the ways I find to fit stuff into it. Can’t wait to keep on adventuring. 

Ellen 
G’day Australia, it’s been absolutely wonderful venturing around Scotland and more specifically, Edinburgh. All the old castles and buildings are even more seeing than the ones we saw in York. Alnwick castle, where they filmed Harry Potter and several other films and tv shows was – pardon the pun – incredibly magical. To think the owners of the castle actually live there during the winter! I really envy them. The experiences so far have been ones that shall forever live on as unforgettable memories within my mind, and I can’t wait for what this country still has in store for us.

Lots of love,

Tara
G’day mate to all those done under, it’s been fantastic exploring around Scotland and mainly, Edinburgh. What a beautiful city it is, all the old building structures and castles are unbelievable. Day 4 was spent exploring the beautiful place of Alnwick Castle where Harry Potter and other TV shows have been filmed. And main the estate of the Percy family was incredible, they are such a lucky family to live in such a wonderful place. Day 5 was the day where we got the chance to explore the Royal Yacht Britannia, and the Scot’s monument and weren’t both these places amazing. So far the trip has been great, I’ve enjoyed every moment of it and can’t wait for all the other places yet ahead. 

Aleisha Shih 
I never would of thought that I would give into impulse buying, but here we are, with four us wearing speed sunnies.

Gotta go fast.

Joshua Hughes.

The views we see from the top of the lookout points are incredibly beautiful as they look upon the the cities which allows us to discover the lovely features of where we are visiting. 

Keanna
The experiences are amazing. The views are amazing. My friends are amazing. Everything is amazing.

Love from Sangmo.

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

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I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

-Lighting McQueen 

“Race car’s don’t need headlights, because the track is always — LIT.”

Fantastic architecture and Scotland is cool too I guess. Wish you lot were here.

Callum 
I loved visiting Edinburgh, Scotland especially exploring and Walking down the Royal mile! It was so exciting to walk down the historic strip in which bagpipe players were playing in the background, beneath the lush Scottish landscape! The highlight would have to be visiting the most amazing fudge store which had like 30 different flavours! Having the best time so far keen to make more incredible memories! Lots of love back home! xo

Joanna 
We’ve visited 3 castles in the past 2 days. Everything around here looks like a real life fairy

tale. Everything is simply breath taking. Scotland was unbelievable, it’s all so traditional and it looks like it came out of a painting. We have been spending a lot of time on a bus

traveling around and the scenery is amazing, the green grass spreads for miles and miles. 

Can’t wait to keep visiting new places.

Paola
Hellooo, Scotland is amazing with all the old school buildings and pretty scenery. We have visited so many castles and done a ton of shopping!!! Missing everyone

Ps. Shoutout to my bro for keeping my snap streaks alive. Bless up fam

Maddy w
Hey kids, hope you’re all having a great time in Aus. I myself am having a wonderful time spending my days visiting magnificent castles and old alleyways and cobblestone streets. Best bit so far has been seeing Hogwarts/Downton Abbey!!!!! LOVVVEEEEED IIIITTTT!!!! The houses are also really cute. We keep passing all these adorable little cottages surrounded by green fields and sheep and a few cows here and there. Missing you all but not yet wanting to come home hahah much love. Shout out to jp for keeping my streaks. ❤️ 

Madi Forder
Hey fam pt. 2, I am in love with Edinburgh, this place is amazing!! The scenery is incredible and all the historical buildings are so beautiful. I wish you could be here to share this with me. Had an awesome day exploring Edinburgh and ate some shortbread walking down the Royal mile, unfortunately I didn’t try some Haggis during my stay in Scotland. Tell Auntie Nat that I am in love with Primark, it’s so cheap and has the best stuff!!!

Leila 

News from the Cultural Tourists – Edinburgh

Europe Tour Edinburgh 
The castle, Alnwick, was amazing. The exterior and interior decoration of the ceiling and paintings of the buildings were beautiful. My favourite part was the massive treehouse with the rope bridges. I also really enjoyed doing some shopping and relaxing, buying some nice things. Tayla Williams
There are lots of sheep 🐑

Emily O’Neill
I’m hungry

Courtney Campbell 
I am also broke! #princesstreetshopping

Courtney Campbell
Slowing loosing money but having the best time! Alnwick Castle was so amazing and so was the treehouse. Got a run down of the filming on set and the family that lived in the castle on occasion. We passed through Scotland and the weather definitely dropped as soon as we went through! Walked down the Royal Mile and took a tour on the Royal Yacht Britannia. Bought some clothes and we are now travelling through the countryside from Scotland to Manchester. The memories are definitely being made and the laughs will continue, Missing everyone at home though, especially my kitty’s X 

Tahlia Frost 
I was having a shower because hygiene is very important and i wanted to stay clean in case I met a good looking English boy then all of a sudden I let out a loud ear piercing shriek. Chloe ran into bathroom ready to do the DRSABCD, and to her surprise she saw… Me laughing cause i had actually just accidentally turned the hot water on too fast

Jasmine Williams
Guten Morgan (this means good morning in German) to my friends, family, fans and followers back home. I am in Scotland. It is very fun. I have been to several Castels. But I don’t like any of the food so all I have eaten is potatoes, every day I had a single potato scollop for breakfast (they never let me have more than one), hot chips for lunch and baked potatoes for dinner. I’m actually turning into one, my head looks much more potato like than usual, this is not good. I miss you Mum, Dad, Hamish, Harry and Bear but I mostly just miss the food in my house. 

Chloe Hickson 
Hey how’s it going it’s ya boy Harry back again with another Europe review, since last written thingy I have gone to Scotland where we did a whatever this whatever consisted of buying a weeaboo slayer and a scent augmentor. Enough on my bad purchases we went on a big boat and it was very cool we also did the Royal mile and did a trek up a big hill, it was very good and the scenery was Scottish. Many people rudely stares at my forehead because it is glorious.
Hey guys, yesterday we went for a 10km walk around Edinburgh castle, went to Pizza Hut buffet for lunch then met up with the group to collect our £10 for our authentic Chinese dinner at the golden dragon. Then I taught myself how to play the bagpipes with minimal success.

Sam
Hey fam, we’re currently driving through the beautiful countryside of Scotland heading back to England for our stay in Manchester. Yesterday we had a fun day starting off with a self guided audio tour of the Royal Britannia yacht then we we walked from Edinburgh castle and walked down the one mile. I am also now broke and have no room in my suitcase plz send help because the shopping on princess street was lit. 

Taryn
Hello girls and boys, since our last update we have explored many snazzy castles and buildings and seen heaps of Scottish things. Yesterday we boarded the Royal Yacht Britannia and walked around the boat taking some nice pics, we also ate some fancy cake and tea in the tea room on the yacht. After that we explored the Edinburgh Castle and walked down the Royal mile and saw some men in kilts playing bagpipes. We then went shopping and scored some great bargains, following this we went out for dins and had some tasty Chinese 😋. Keen for some more fun adventures !!! Also the sheep are very cute.

Claudia Vertel & Maddy Cruickshank 
Hey everyone, it’s been an amazing time exploring, sightseeing castles and shopping. Unfortunately the latter has made me broke and my suitcase heavy so it’ll be interesting to see the ways I find to fit stuff into it. Can’t wait to keep on adventuring. 

Ellen 
G’day Australia, it’s been absolutely wonderful venturing around Scotland and more specifically, Edinburgh. All the old castles and buildings are even more seeing than the ones we saw in York. Alnwick castle, where they filmed Harry Potter and several other films and tv shows was – pardon the pun – incredibly magical. To think the owners of the castle actually live there during the winter! I really envy them. The experiences so far have been ones that shall forever live on as unforgettable memories within my mind, and I can’t wait for what this country still has in store for us.

Lots of love,

Tara
G’day mate to all those done under, it’s been fantastic exploring around Scotland and mainly, Edinburgh. What a beautiful city it is, all the old building structures and castles are unbelievable. Day 4 was spent exploring the beautiful place of Alnwick Castle where Harry Potter and other TV shows have been filmed. And main the estate of the Percy family was incredible, they are such a lucky family to live in such a wonderful place. Day 5 was the day where we got the chance to explore the Royal Yacht Britannia, and the Scot’s monument and weren’t both these places amazing. So far the trip has been great, I’ve enjoyed every moment of it and can’t wait for all the other places yet ahead. 

Aleisha Shih 
I never would of thought that I would give into impulse buying, but here we are, with four us wearing speed sunnies.

Gotta go fast.

Joshua Hughes.

The views we see from the top of the lookout points are incredibly beautiful as they look upon the the cities which allows us to discover the lovely features of where we are visiting. 

Keanna
The experiences are amazing. The views are amazing. My friends are amazing. Everything is amazing.

Love from Sangmo.

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

I AM SPEED KA-CHOW

-Lighting McQueen 

“Race car’s don’t need headlights, because the track is always — LIT.”

Fantastic architecture and Scotland is cool too I guess. Wish you lot were here.

Callum 
I loved visiting Edinburgh, Scotland especially exploring and Walking down the Royal mile! It was so exciting to walk down the historic strip in which bagpipe players were playing in the background, beneath the lush Scottish landscape! The highlight would have to be visiting the most amazing fudge store which had like 30 different flavours! Having the best time so far keen to make more incredible memories! Lots of love back home! xo

Joanna 
We’ve visited 3 castles in the past 2 days. Everything around here looks like a real life fairy

tale. Everything is simply breath taking. Scotland was unbelievable, it’s all so traditional and it looks like it came out of a painting. We have been spending a lot of time on a bus

traveling around and the scenery is amazing, the green grass spreads for miles and miles. 

Can’t wait to keep visiting new places.

Paola
Hellooo, Scotland is amazing with all the old school buildings and pretty scenery. We have visited so many castles and done a ton of shopping!!! Missing everyone

Ps. Shoutout to my bro for keeping my snap streaks alive. Bless up fam

Maddy w
Hey kids, hope you’re all having a great time in Aus. I myself am having a wonderful time spending my days visiting magnificent castles and old alleyways and cobblestone streets. Best bit so far has been seeing Hogwarts/Downton Abbey!!!!! LOVVVEEEEED IIIITTTT!!!! The houses are also really cute. We keep passing all these adorable little cottages surrounded by green fields and sheep and a few cows here and there. Missing you all but not yet wanting to come home hahah much love. Shout out to jp for keeping my streaks. ❤️ 

Madi Forder
Hey fam pt. 2, I am in love with Edinburgh, this place is amazing!! The scenery is incredible and all the historical buildings are so beautiful. I wish you could be here to share this with me. Had an awesome day exploring Edinburgh and ate some shortbread walking down the Royal mile, unfortunately I didn’t try some Haggis during my stay in Scotland. Tell Auntie Nat that I am in love with Primark, it’s so cheap and has the best stuff!!!

Leila 

Reflections from York by the Cultural tour students:

Europe Tour
The shambles was a lot of fun it was the best day of my whole life !
Emily O’Neill

#nationalfencingteam2K16
Courtney Campbell

Jasmine and I had to pay moneys to go to the bathroom, 40 pence exactly. This was way to much money, we won’t pay for basic human rights, this is a joke. A fat old man was standing outside the women’s bathroom having a smoke and he told us to sneak in, so we listened to the strange man. Chloe crawled under the bathroom doors like a panther about to pounce on its prey and triggered the door sensor so jasmine ran like Usain bolt through the doors, just making it through as they closed behind her. What an adrenalin rush.
Chloe Hickson and Jasmine Williams

After 24 hours of travelling we arrived in Manchester, finding out we had another couple of hours of traveling to do. We were greeted by a huge coach and started our driving to York. We arrived in York and got to explore the shambles and got ourselves a yummy Yorkshire pudding. Towards the end of the day we went inside the York minister and climbed 275 steep stairs to get to the top and knowing Liv she tripped over around 100 times. Once up the top we had a panoramic view of the whole of York. Despite getting around 4 hours sleep in the past 24 hours we had the best time and fell in love with York 10/10 :))
Olivia Warr and Jade Conaty

Hey Mum, Dad, Nan and Pa!! We arrived safely to Manchester after a restless, long plane trip and drove through the country side on a coach from the airport to York. We spent the whole day walking through the shambles and the markets. Had a tour around the Minister and walked to the top to get an unforgettable view. Once back to the hostile it was a rush to bed and one of the best nights sleeps I’ve had.
Tahlia Frost

Hey Juno! The U.K. is cool and stuff. Just make sure to remind Mum and Jayden to feed you. Missing you!
Blake Hastings

Hello all many things are very nice the scenery, the chefs and the many hours travelling to name a few, the grass in this country is actually very vibrant in comparison to the sun scorched grass in Australia, after arriving in Manchester after many hours in the sky we went on to spend some hours on the road to go to York. In York we went to York minister and went to the top, the view from the top was spellbinding, at this altitude we could see groups of housing and they all looked the same which was pretty good. York minister was too high, too many rock to make one building I say, anyway stay extravagant my dudes

Hi Mum and Dad, we made it to Manchester and travelled in a coach to York. We then went inside the York minister and climbed up cramped spiral stairs to the top of one of the towers, once up the top we had an amazing view of York. Everyone was exhausted after the day out, so we went back to the hostile and relaxed in bed. I’m Missing Brush and the family a lot.
Lewis Hamilton

Hey everyone back at home, 2 days in and it’s already been worth it. We had an exciting but exhausting plane trip and arrived safely. We travelled to York yesterday, a small quaint town filled with lots of history and stunning architecture. We strolled around the markets and the shambles where we did some shopping and got lunch before meeting back at the York Minister Church for a look inside and the opportunity to climb to the top and look over the town. When we made it back to our hostel we got comfortable in our lovely rooms, had a nice dinner and got some well deserved sleep. Can’t wait to continue the trip and experience what awaits us.
Paola and Maddy W

Hey fam, the trip I’ve been saving up for, for 2 years has finally started! When we arrived in Manchester and got on the coach all in our matching jerseys, it felt like a normal school day. Running on adrenalin, we spent the day in York and every single building holds so much history. York is absolutely beautiful, it’s little streets are adorable. But I could not stop looking at the Minster, the detail covering the whole thing is so intricate, I couldn’t imagine how hard it would have been to build it. The view from the top of the Minster was absolutely breathtaking and there was countryside and little town houses as far as the eye could see. Miss you all ❤️❤️
Leila Polito

Hi everyone back home! Wow what a massive last 72 hours! After arriving in Manchester we boarded our large coach and set on the first stop of our journey in York! York was absolutely beautiful! I loved the architecture of the Minster and the five detail in the building as well as the thrill of getting lost in the shambles! It really felt like we were walking through a movie set! Defiantly one of the highlights was arriving in our accommodation last night and having easily the best sleep of my life! I’m having the best time so far and it’s only the second full day! Can’t wait to continue this experience!
Joanna Drewe

Hello Australia, first couple of days have been action packed to say the least. After an eternity of plane trips landing in Manchester was nice. We made our way to York on a coach and once we made it it was breath-taking. All the ancient architecture and building were wonderful and surprisingly detailed for when they were made. The Minster that we saw in York was amazing and had the most amazing view from the top of it, you could see the Criss-crossing of the different streets which was a very spectacular sight indeed. After the sights of York we made our way to the accommodation of the night, which had amazing food, and one of the best beds I’d slept in for the last 24 hours. If that was just the first day i can’t wait for the rest.
Callum Blackall

Hello reader! We’re only a few days in and I don’t think I’ve laughed so much in such a short period of time before. From thinking everyone sounds the same as our British teacher, to Harry & Sam being asked for ID for buying a child’s book, so much has happened in such a short time and I’m so excited for upcoming events. Harry: “I was so confused to why I needed to show my ID for a Peppa the Pig book that I forgot to respond…”.
Joshua Hughes

Travelling around Europe is such a great experience and every experience will be different, however, travelling with a great bunch of people makes it even better. To have the opportunity to see different cultures, historical places and do different things from what you normally do and get out of your usual routine is an amazing feeling, I love and miss my family and friends at home but to be honest I would love just to stay and travel everyday.
Keanna Mauch

Love exploring the world with all my friends and can’t wait for all the experiences to come.
Sangmo Lama

Hello to all down under, where to begin. Well I guess Friday when we left to Hong Kong for an 8 hour flight. Man what a nice airport HongKong has as we only were there for a couple of hours. This was then followed by our 12 hour flight to Manchester and man that was a killer. Once we landed we were all so tired. But we had a fun fill day a head of us. We then met our coach and drove 4 hours to York, with a pit shop. York was an amazing city and it was very nice to walk around. York Minster was incredible, well except for the 275 steps we walk up and down, but in overall it was breath taking, especially the view from the top. So far I have seen so much and it is so different to what I thought, I’ve enjoy every moment and one thing I have notice is that their grass here is very well kept and green. And now we’re on our way to Scotland. Yay!! “They’re not chickens they’re birds.”
Aleisha Shih

Most of the people above have already discussed the big points of our journey so far. It’s still a bit surreal to think about the entire thing, let alone experiencing it. The York Minister Cathedral was a true blast to the past, and the rest of York had all these narrow streets with time worn cobblestone roads and beautiful stone and brick town houses (that were, as Mrs Timp described, laid out like an intricate spider web. It was easy to get lost in them). It was like something out of the Renaissance or a Sherlock Holmes novel. The journey so far has already been incredible, but like every journey of a thousand miles, it begins with a single step, and to take that first step with all my friends in a place has been indescribable.
Tara Lyall

It’s so strange to finally be in Europe right now. It seemed to had snuck up and before I knew it I was with a group of amazing people boarding a plane to the other side of the world. After a long 20 hours of flying and tiredness from sleep deprivation we landed in Manchester and travelled to York where our amazing experience has begun. From seeing the amazing York minister cathedral, to climbing it and having lovely English food from the Saturday York markets the European tour has started off great. I can’t wait to see what else we see and to make new memories!
Ellen Cohen

This trip is worth every hour I worked over the last two years to save to go to Europe. The last two days have been very exciting even though I didn’t know it was possible for me to function after not sleeping for that long. The town of York looks like it is out of a story book and the massive size of the Minster was very impressive and I’m not surprised it took 250 years to build.Thanks to my parents for sending me to Maria Maria as it trained me to be able climb all the stairs to get to the top of the minster.
Maddy Cruickshank

Hey fam, it’s only been a couple of days and it’s already been heaps of fun ! After arriving safely on the ground yesterday, we met our coach at Manchester airport and then travelled to York where we took some snazzy photos and walked around the historic Shambles and the York Minster. We entered the Minster and climbed 275 stairs #exercise and saw the spectacular views of York from the top. So far it’s been an incredible experience and I can’t wait for more exciting times with this awesome bunch of people !
Claudia Vertel

Hey fam! It’s been a few days and it’s been really fun! I’ve already spoken to you and given you the run down and all the other entries have explained the trip already! Miss you
Taryn Jones