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Friday, April 13, 2018

Day 10 - Eumind

Swan song to Netherlands
Finally the day arrived when the Wittians boarded the coach for the last tour of the city before the exchange programme meets its culmination for the academic year. The students were first taken to the Royal Delft factory. In the time of the Dutch East India Company, about 400 years ago, the potters came into contact with Chinese porcelain and created Delft pottery. The world-renowned Delftware is still painted by hand according to age-old traditions. The Royal Delft Experience – in the only remaining Delft earthenware factory Royal Delft – takes you on a journey through the history and the production process of the pottery.
The students were divided into two groups and were taken into the factory for a guided tour. The students viewed the history of Delft pottery and were at awe to learn and understand the making of it. Students then indulged themselves by buying trinkets from the factory shop.
The next stop was Madurodam – mini Holland. Madurodam is a miniature park and tourist attraction in the Scheveningen district of The Hague in the Netherlands. It is home to a range of 1:25 scale model replicas of famous Dutch landmarks, historical cities and large developments. The students were introduced to the history of the park by a 5 minute video which gave them an insight into how the park came into being. Then the students moved around the park sighting the major landmarks of The Netherlands.
They were then taken to Kijkduin Beach for a small game of soccer and Frisbee. Students enjoyed themselves as they ran around the beach in the freezing winds and chilly waters. The day ended with nostalgia setting in with the weather changing its demeanor to sadness by pouring heavily towards the end of the day remembering the day we arrived when the weather played truant and it was drizzling.



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