Nineteen CBA students spent their winter break in Europe, touring England, Scotland and Ireland.
Teachers Mrs. Saba and Mrs. Gravelle, and parents Mrs. Calimlim, Mrs. Wendl, Mrs. Tygart, Mrs. Carter and CBA graduate Mr. Robert Michael Calimlim accompanied the students.
Students went on a walking tour of London, visited Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, the Piccadilly Circus, and the Globe Theater. They witnessed the colorful military ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and visited Oxford-Stratford. Their walking tour of Oxford included Christ Church College and the Bodleian Library. Students also participated in an interactive activity that brought the 16th century to life in Prime Time Shakespeare.
In Scotland, they visited the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Georgian New Town, Edinburgh Castle, home of St. Margaret’s Chapel and the Scottish crown jewels. They took part in a ghost walk that brought them to “the underground.” While in Scotland, they also put their dancing skills to the test and participated in Scottish Steps where they learned the art of Scottish dancing at a social gathering or Ceilidh.
The last leg of their journey was Ireland, where a local guide introduced the students to the Dublin General Post Office, seized during the 1916 Easter Rising; the Dail (Irish Parliament); Phoenix Park, O’Connell Street; and Trinity College.