Funniest moments of 2017

This year has gone so quickly! As we look back at all our Articulate camps throughout 2017, we would like to share some of the highlights and the memories that we shared together. So, let’s take a stroll down memory lane with our funniest moments of 2017.

Maxime’s epic slide

One of the most beloved games at our language camps is Capture the Flag. It usually becomes rather competitive, especially amongst the mentors. During our Mearns Castle Academy residential camp, one of the Articulate mentors, Maxime, heroically slid through waves of mud in an attempt to catch Thomas and send hi to prison, looking a little like a giant whale in the process. He had to head straight for the shower once the game was over!

French onion soup

During our language camps, we like to give campers the opportunity to taste new foods. At Ayr Grammar’s language camp this year, the menu included French onion soup. Let’s just say it wasn’t a big hit! So Marin (France’s own Ed Sheeran), came up with a song about the French onion soup. The campers loved it and they even sang it around the campfire! Onion soup! Onion Soup!

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French School and our Strasbourg Challenge

This morning after our delicious continental breakfast, we headed to lycée André Marois to meet with their wonderful students and teachers. We started the morning by showing them a traditional Scottish ceilidh dance and then the pupils joined in too. The school had some lovely cakes and drinks for us and we took some shortbread for them to try too.

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Street Surveys and MEPs

This morning we felt refreshed after a great night’s sleep in a comfortable bed. We had a delicious continental breakfast and then met to prepare for the day ahead. We all thought of some questions to ask our Scottish MEPs and prepared our questions in French and Spanish for the street survey.

Then we headed out in the cold to the streets of Strasbourg to ask people what they thought about Scotland and Europe. We got some really interesting answers – some people think that London is a city in Scotland and some even believed that Scotland is located in the Mediterranean! It was really interesting and we even found native Spanish speaking visitors to Strasbourg!

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