Exploring the Leeds Welcome Art Trail

This public art trail begins at Leeds Train Station and takes you through the city centre, past traditional and unusual art. So last Friday we decided to give it a go. We saw the work of local artists, sculptors and illustrators and were…

Explorer Friday @ Temple Newsam

Last Friday we went to Temple Newsam, a stunning Tudor-Jacobean mansion set within 1,500 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens. It was the perfect location for taking breathtaking pictures of the Rhododendron walk, the lakeside garden…

Social Club @ Bowling Centre

It was time again for a bowling match and our students had great fun trying to beat our most frequent and professional player Basel. Although we didn't manage to beat him in the end, it was a great and fun treat after a long day studying…

Explorer Friday @ The Royal Armouries

Last Friday we went to the Royal Armouries, one of three national museums of arms and armour in England. Besides the impressive Hall of Steel, we were fascinated most by the Oriental Gallery with its exhibition of extravagantly decorated…

World Book Day @ The Leeds School of English

World Book Day was a great occasion for an activity in school to get everyone involved in writing a story together. We also wanted to raise awareness of the importance of reading to help language learning. So every class had to come up…

Getaway Saturday @ Liverpool

Last Saturday we went to Liverpool, which is home of the Beatles – and Liverpool F.C. Our day started with a guided Anfield Matchday Stadium Tour. Unfortunately, we didn't see football players; however, we had the opportunity to take…

Explorer Friday @ Thackray Medical Museum Leeds

Last Friday we discovered scientific breakthroughs and investigated surgical progress at nine interactive galleries. Thackray Museum is the only museum of this kind in the north of England, so we could not miss this unique experience.…

Getaway Saturday @ Ripon and Harrogate

The first stop of our Getaway Saturday was Ripon in order visit the impressive Ripon Cathedral with its original Saxon crypt. It was quite surprising to hear that Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Woderland, was inspired by the medieval…

Explorer Friday @ Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum with its six differently themed galleries was a fantastic place to find out more about Leeds’ past. Last Explorer Friday, we explored the rich local history of Leeds, from the first archaeological finds to life in…

Explorer Friday @ Tropical World Leeds

Escaping the cold British weather, we went to hot and humid Tropical World Leeds last Friday. We experienced an unforgettable journey through rainforests, mangroves and deserts. Furthermore, we also had the opportunity to observe exotic…