Hi it’s Francesca x
Just emailing to say thank you for all the money you helped me to raise for my trip to Switzerland! Well last week in half term I went!
We left Leeds at 3:00pm on Saturday on a coach, we got the boat from Dover to Calais, then we travelled through France, then to Switzerland. We arrived on the Sunday at 3:00pm.
On Monday we went to the Ice Palace, ‘The top of Europe’, were everything was made of ice even the floors! There were sculptures of penguins and different animals. We went up there on two trains; the place we went to is called Jungfraujoch, it’s 4158m above sea level!
On Tuesday we went swimming, near where our hotel was. It was good. There were some slides and a diving board. In the afternoon we were allowed to go off in groups and do some shopping around where we went swimming. Then when we got back to the hotel we got changed and we went sledging, it was ok but the hill was really small.
On Wednesday we went to Our Chalet. OurChalet is one of the four World Centres of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). We did lots of different activities while we were there and we got a pin badge which you can only get if you go and visit. Also my group won the WAGGGS game so we got an Our Chalet song booklet.
On Thursday we went snowshoeing and igloo building. In the morning we built an igloo. You have to use a saw and cut big blocks of snow out and build it up; there was another igloo beside ours so we made a tunnel that lead to both igloos. Then in the afternoon we went snowshoeing which is where you have these things attached to your feet and it helps prevent you from sinking into deep snow!
Then on Friday, our last day! In the morning we went ice skating in ‘Interlaken’ which was really good! Then in the afternoon we got to go shopping again in groups. I had 60 francs to spend and I spent it all. It was really good:)
I just want to say thank you again for helping me get to Switzerland, I had a really good time!
From Francesca xx