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ELC Eastbourne students social outing to Hastings

A half-day excursion to Hastings

ESOE visit to HastingsEvery Wednesday we take students on fun and interesting trips to nearby towns and attractions. This week our social organiser Mike took a group of students to Hastings. Here is his report!

"Hastings is a lovely seaside town just 25 minutes away from Eastbourne by train. All the students were ready for their trip with maps and information sheets about the town. We started with a relaxed walking tour through the town centre and along the seafront. The sun was shining and the ever present seagulls were high above us in the sky. We passed many English people out enjoying the wonderful weather.

Our first stop on the tour was for two fantastic museums - The shipwreck museum and the fishermen’s museum. Hastings has the largest beach launched fishing fleet in England so you can see why the sea is so important to the town! The museums were free to go inside but we gave a small donation as way of thanks. (Did you know that nearly all museums are free in England?)

Mike and Jack the cat in HastingsESOE visit to HastingsThe weather was so nice that we needed a rest and a cold drink so I took the students to a typical English pub! This particular pub is hidden away in the old town. We all tried a half pint of traditional English beer! And I found a new friend in the pub’s cat “Jack”.

Almost at the end of our day we took a walk through Hastings old town. Many of the houses date back over 500 years. They are small and the students thought they were very “sweet”.

Before getting the train home we had an hours free time so while the students were souvenir shopping I went and had my favourite food: fish and chips!"

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