Kayaking, Haggis and the Great Escape

This morning we were woken up by some lovely loud music and had an interesting Scottish breakfast to start the day. As well as our usual breakfast buffet, we could try Scottish lorne sausage (in the shape of a square) and tattie scones which look just like potato pancakes.

Then it was time for our lessons and this morning’s theme was ‘survival’. We learned all about first aid, watched comprehension videos on how to make fire and even created our own survival guides on how to survive different situations. The Spanish group made a crazy manual on how to survive a cheese attack while Hannah’s English group created a complex survival situation involving crocodiles and straws!

After a quick lunch of baked potatoes, we headed straight to get ready in our swimwear and we were collected by our outdoor instructors in their minibuses. We got our wetsuits and we went to a nearby bay to learn how to kayak and paddle board. We played games and spent lots of time pushing one another off of their boats and swimming in the sea.

We were delighted the rain stayed off for us!

For dinner tonight, the adventurous among us could try famous Scottish haggis, needs and tatties and we had cranachan, a dessert made with toasted oats, cream, raspberries and honey.

After getting the chance to show after so much time in the sea, our evening activities tonight involved using our minds. While one group were challenged by games (including Uno and Dobble, of course) in the Casino room the other group had to get themselves out of the escape room. Using language skills, maths and logic, the room certainly challenged us all but…

Now we are all relaxing before bed after another busy day. Tomorrow will bring sunshine and of course, more fun language learning.

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