Russian Language Trip to Tallinn

During the half term holiday, Mrs Willett and Mrs Yates had the pleasure of accompanying 20 Presdales students to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. This beautiful city has a large Russian speaking population and students had the opportunity to have some lessons in a different setting as well as meet some of Tallinn’s Russian speaking teenagers at the school.

Here are some of their highlights…

I loved going to the theatre because even though we couldn’t understand it, the experience was really magical.

I really enjoyed the TV tower, because we were very high up and the view was amazing!!

I also enjoyed spending time with my friends as well as visiting the school because it was interesting to see how other people in the world get educated.

I really enjoyed going to the KGB cells as it was a real experience of how people who were put in this prison were treated.

I also enjoyed bowling because I got to spend time with my friends and it was a lot of fun.

I liked when we made the pelmini (Russian dumplings), as I like cooking and it was quite a creative activity.

One of my favourite parts of the trip was the visit to the theatre, as it was particularly beautiful, and I enjoyed the production as it was very interesting. I had previously watched the film so I mainly knew what was going on and Miss Willett was able to explain the bits I didn’t understand. It was nice to hear Russian in context and I was able to pick up on words we had learnt.

My favourite part of the trip was visiting the palace. I enjoyed it because I like history and how it is different there than how it is/was in England.