Singing, hiking and celebrating

In this morning’s lesson we were talking all about music. We learned about instruments, types of music, idioms and rhyming as well as listening to songs from France, Spain and Germany. We then set about writing our own lyrics in the foreign language to a well-known chart song. The finished songs were very catchy!

After lunch, we recorded the music videos to go along with our films. The Spanish group have a brilliant Bruno Mars cover while the French group went for a Queen classic – We Will Rock You.

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Visiting the city

Today we started with lessons all about food, visiting a city and talking in the past. We learned abut traditional foods here in Scotland in the countries where the languages we are learning are spoken.  We also looked at Glasgow which we would visit in the afternoon and what we could so there as well as what there is to do in our own towns.

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Escape and survival

This morning’s lesson was all about survival. We discussed how to give instructions in the foreign language, discussed what was most important when lost at sea and learned all the necessary vocabulary for our Bear Grylls survival documentary. Then we wrote our survival manuals in our foreign languages that we could finish with photos or videos in our afternoon project.

After pizza for lunch, we headed out on our survival challenge. We built amazing shelters, made fire with flint and steel and cooked bread on the campfire – all while discussing what was happening in our foreign languages. We even tested how waterproof the shelters were at the end of the challenge by throwing a jug of water over them.

Then it was time to take part in Aurora’s pasta cooking master class. We made our own ravioli with our choice of filling. They were really delicious and we loved the expert input of our authentic Italian pasta chef. It was the perfect homemade starter before our dessert.

We had chilli con carne with rice and tortilla chips for dinner before heading into our evening activity. We took it in turns to enter the ‘escape room’ where we had to solve riddles and challenges to get out of the room in order to win our dessert. It certainly made our brains work! When we were waiting our turn, we got the chance to relax, read, do some crafts and play sports outside with the mentors.

Swimming in the loch

This morning’s language lessons focused on adventure sports and learning how to introduce a tourist destination in our foreign languages. We did a country quiz and talked about the conditional tense and what we ‘would and could’ do on a holiday destination. We also prepared the scripts for our Loch Lomond tourist videos which we filmed the footage for on our afternoon excursion.

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