Friday, 16 July 2010

And that's it. We are back to "civilization". We were silent the last two days because we were too busy preparing the final talent show, preparing some surprises and having too much fun at the last excursion. We went to a nearby lake and spent the whole day there canoeing, swimming, playing football, Frisbee, etc. The place was amazing.
We hope everybody had fun while learning and practising their English at camp.
We certainly did have a great time!

See you all next year!
José Carlos, Luke and Lizzie

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Yesterday we had a great time, specially at the Fun Fair, wich was organised by group 10. They prepared everything and the whole camp participated. There were lots of activities to do such as Bite the Biscuit, Fortune Telling, PrecisionThrow, Fish the Duck, Piñata, etc.

We finished the night with a water sponge throwing at the Group Leaders. It was payback time:)

Now we are getting ready for the final Spain-Holland. Fingers crossed!

The last few days have been great because there were lots of great activities such as tree walking, vivac, river art and a trip to the mountain top. The water at the source of the river Guadalquivir was so cold! But it was fun to walk up the river.

We did mountain bikes with Javi, who can go backwards on the bike!! The climbing we did with Gonzalo, he climbs very well.

In the VIVAC we slept under the stars and played hide and seek in the forest. We had lots of fun looking for Jose and Luke with our torches.

The girls of group 9 (Andrea, Lucia, Irene B.U., Paloma, Guadalupe, Irene H. A., Carolina, Sofia and Aurora)

Saturday, 10 July 2010

After the emotions of the world cup we went back to work. For example the younger ones used the climbing wall to learn and practice WH questions while the older ones worked on their aimimg and practiced adverb clauses in archery. Now they are working on past modals in tree-walking where they need to match sentences with a statement and a correct conclusion or obligation.

Yesterday we had a visit of the cleaning fairys. They found some spots of dust here and there but the general result was very good.

Tonight we slept outside for the second time.

We dont see a sky like this in Madrid.

This afternoon we are preparing a Fun Fair for tonight. We will tell you all about it next time.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

We woke up very happy today. The day is a bit cloudy but nothing will take the smile off our faces after Spain's victory. We all got together to see the match and this is how we celebrated Spain's goal:

We were away from the camp the whole day. We left in the morning and walked to the nearby source of the river Guadalquivir. We spent the day swimming and walking up the river. It was a great opportunity for us to enjoy the amazing local scenery.

We came back just in time to have a shower, to have dinner and to get ready for the match.
Today we learned how to put together some bikes and how to fix a puncture. After taking some bikes apart and putting them together again we went for a ride in the mountain.

Crazy Olympics
This night activity was really funny. The games included among other egg (water balloon) race, three legged race, crazy relay, and skinning the snake (this a difficult challenge; the 1993 record stands at 211 people doing it at the same time).

Fran, Pedro and Javier (Group 10)

Tea Party
We participated in a cooking workshop where Lizzie and Luke taught us how to make Chocolate Crispy Cakes and Munchy Flapjacks.

Then in the afternoon both groups got together and we organised a tea party. For many of us it was the first time we tasted tea like English people drink it - black tea with milk. And a cup of tea goes really well with the cookies.

We also learned how to bracelets and key-rings with scoobies (plastic strings). We had scoobies of different colours and some beads. Then we just followed the instructions on the handouts and used our creativity to make things like these:

Maria, Antonio and Victoria (Group 10)