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Bee’s Travel Diary

Monday, 13 Nov 2006

Location: Canterbury, UK

MapOn Friday I went with 12 12 year old girls and 2 teachers to Canterbury on a hockey tour. It wasn't too far to drive, but with the girls paying tribute to Queen, singing the Bohemian Rhapsody, we got through it with loads of laughs.
We played Junior Kings Canterbury on Friday evening under floodlights. It was an awesome game, but unfortunately we lost 2-1. The girls aren't used to playing 11 a-side so they really picked up their game. We had McDonald's for dinner, and then headed to the youth hostel to get some sleep.
On Saturday morning, we played Kent College. They were also a pretty good side, but we were better. The final score was 1-1, but it should have been 3-1 to us. After the game, we ate at the school, and then went back to the hostel to get ready for town. We walked into town, and the girls had a chance to go shopping and explore, while we had a coffee. We met the girls and then got our cultural fix at the Canterbury Cathedral. It's quite an amazing cathedral, and I think the girls enjoyed it, despite the moans. There was then a little more shopping, then back to the hostel for the girls to straighten their hair and do their make-up (12 year olds) and then we headed back into town to Pizza Express. It really was a fab evening.
On Sunday, we woke up earlier, had breakfast, packed the bus and got on the road to Bromley. We got seriously lost on some motorway or other, so we were quite late. Anyway, we totally dominated the match, and the final score was 5-1 to us. After the game, it was time to go home...We stopped off at some services for lunch, and then arrived back at school at 3pm-ish. It was such a brilliant weekend, and probably one of the best trips away that I've had with the school.