87 Year 8 students – and some Sixth Form students - were lucky enough to enjoy a Christmas weekend in Cologne. Students and teachers had a fantastic time experiencing the festive atmosphere of the German Christmas markets and sampling all the delicious food you can buy there! Highlights included visits to Cologne cathedral, ice-skating, shopping in two Christmas markets and in the city centre. Our students particularly enjoyed putting a lock on the bridge over the Rhine, as is the tradition. On Saturday we spent the day at Fantasialand, an award-winning theme park and everyone had an amazing time! Our journey home took us through five countries and was topped off by a visit to a chocolate factory/shop in Belgium. Students were a credit to King Charles I School.