Debates, Quests and Barbecue Masters

This morning, to start off our Spanish themed menu, we had our breakfast buffet with the addition of ‘pan con tomate’ and then got ready for our morning lesson.

This morning, we were learning about giving opinions, making comparisons and arguing a point. In our debate project, the groups were discussing some very interesting topics. Are unicorns better than zombies? Is Haribo better than Milka? Should we sleep late in the morning? Should we eat insects?

Then for lunch, we had ‘montaditos’ which are small sandwiches filled with delicious fillings from Spain such as jamón serrano and goat’s cheese. There were olives and patatas fritas on the side too.

This afternoon we had our Castle Quest. Our mentors were hidden around the grounds of the castle and each had a challenge for us. We had to complete a jigsaw with our hands in a box, transport water to the bamboo tower, and solve language and number riddles. By winning points at each challenge, we won our paper disks for the final challenge of the quest. We had to make our way through an obstacle course with our legs tied together like a caterpillar and protect our disks from getting damaged by the water guns. We had lots of fun and learned lots of new things!

For dinner we had some tasty nachos, chilli and watermelon. Afterwards, there were lots of competitive games of table tennis happening and some of us even went for a short swim!

This evening’s activity was our barbecue Master Chef. Each team had a tray of foods to invent a dish with – from black pudding to mini sausages, there was a huge range to choose from. Teams could trade and swap ingredients and had to develop two courses for Nelly and Thomas, the judges, and each had their own barbecues to cook with on the beach.


The final creations were delicious and everyone was very impressed. The teams presented their dishes to the judges in the languages they are learning and received some feedback from the judges. The winning group cooked a delicious vegetable bake alongside their burger in garlic bread and took home the coveted Master Chef golden wooden spoons. Well done!

Tomorrow is our excursion day and we’re off to the isle of Arran for the day! We can’t wait!

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