Teamwork and Capturing the Flag

This morning we were delighted to welcome P7s from Barassie Primary to their residential. Once everyone had their rooms and a chance to settle in, we headed outdoors for some team-building. We had activities involving toilet paper, ninjas, a blind samourai and even plastic pipes! The mentors got to learn all our names.

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Games, Colours and Togas

This morning, we started our German-themed menu with bread, meats and cheeses for breakfast. Then it was time for our last lesson. This morning, it was all about games. We learned games from the countries where the languages we study are spoken and our project was to create our very own board game in English, French, Spanish or German. The ideas were amazing – from Fortnite, the board game, to complex card games!

 

For lunch, we had a selection of lovely German salads like ‘Nudelsalat’ which matched well with the sunny afternoon. Then we had some free time and there was a great game of volleyball!

Then it was time for our ‘Clan War’ colour run. We first split into clans where we designed our flags and white suits based on our colours. The team logos looked amazing!

Then we headed on the minibus to the beach park for our game. We had to get the other teams coloured in as much of our team colour as possible to win the game. We had to collect our colours from the centre circle when we ran out and try to attack the other teams’ bases too. The yellow team did a great job and won the camper colours but the blue team coloured the most flags!

Then, as it was so warm, the campers had a choice to head to the sandy beach one last time or to take part in the technical bake-off challenge. While around half of the campers headed to the beach, the others made some amazing tiramisu, apfelstrudel and tarta de Santiago. The desserts were awesome and were shared with everyone after dinner this evening.

For dinner, we had some German Currywurst with chips and bread rolls as well as salads. Then we headed to our rooms to pack for leaving tomorrow and get ready for this evening’s toga party.

At the party, we came in our beautifully designed togas, and started dancing to Hannah’s amazing DJ skills. We had some games too like building European landmarks with our bodies and a little bit of limbo! Finally, it was to end the evening by receiving our certificates, t-shirts and watching all our videos and photos of the week.

We can’t believe it is the last night of camp! We’re so sad we’ll be leaving tomorrow but we are very much looking forward to seeing our families again!

Youtube, Beach and Capture the Flag

As it is mid-week and we were all so tired after our long, action-packed excursion day yesterday, we got to sleep until 8am! This morning, as it is a British-themed menu today, we had sausages, eggs, beans, and toast to start the day along with our usual breakfast buffet.

Our morning lessons focused on viral videos and Youtube. We watched some videos in the languages we’re learning, learned lots of vocabulary while reading about Youtubers and talked lots of about what we liked to watch and why.

For our project today, we created our own viral videos. The senior English group created a masterpiece called ‘8 ways to best annoy your mentors’ and the junior English group teamed up with the German group to create ‘the 5 best ways to jump into the sea’. The French group made a brilliant video about the types of people you find at the beach and the Spanish group developed a video called the ‘5 forgotten Youtube challenges’. The finished videos are brilliant!

For lunch, we had soup and rolls with plenty of snacks (even although it was really warm outside). Then at free-time, those who wanted to go on a mini excursion to the sandy beach could go on the minibus with Thomas, Max and Hannah. There was plenty of swimming, jumping, and volleyball in the water. Those who decided to stay back had a competition against the mentors in table tennis, volleyball and badminton.

Since the weather was so brilliant today, we decided to move the programme around a little and play ‘Capture the Flag’ this afternoon. The blue and red team battled on the field until the end with the competition ending in a draw, meaning both teams will win equal amounts of powders for tomorrow’s ‘Colour Run’.

When we got back, our steak pie, potatoes and peas were ready. There was ice cream for dessert too! We then had a quick turnaround to get ready to head to our bowling and laser quest evening. We first went to the sea front in the coastal town of Ayr and then walked along to the bowling alley.

We got our beautiful bowling shoes and then began our games. Lily and Wiktor were victorious in our bowling games and the red team were the winners in the laser quest!

 

Now we’re heading back to the camp on the minibus to bed. Tomorrow will be our last full day on camp! The time has absolutely flown by and we can’t believe we’ll be seeing you all so soon!

Excursion Day to Arran

This morning we started the day early to prepare for our excursion to the beautiful isle of Arran. We had waffles for breakfast and picked up our packed lunches before heading straight onto the minibus. We were on the way to the harbour!

We took the ferry for an hour across the sea and arrived on the island in the sun.

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