Language Quest in a Storm

Unfortunately for us, storm Ali hit Lapwing Lodge today so many of our activities were indoors. We didn’t let that stop our fun though!

We started the day with waffles for breakfast and another great warm-up from Ben. Then we headed to our morning language projects. There was amazing French celebrity film-making, outstanding comic creation and cookery once again. We had lots of fun and learned lots.

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Adventures in the Rain

We started our day with some delicious croissants for breakfast and then Ben led our morning warm-up to make sure we were all ready to learn. There was lots of stretching and even a little bit of salsa!

Then we had our morning language projects. One group, with Nelly and Ben were learning about superheroes and created beautiful comics. Kara’s group were learning about foods in Spanish and baked delicious Argentinian biscuits called ‘alfajores’. Charlotte’s group wrote a script for a brilliant celebrity chat show.

After lunch, it was time for adventure. We had three activities and rotated around high ropes, archery and survival skills. Everyone tried really hard and pushed themselves out of their comfort zones. The mentors were super impressed!

After some Mexican fajitas for dinner, we had some free-time and then prepared for Master Chef. We started with a blind taste test. One member of our group had to guess what the food from France or Spain was. There was everything from brie to Spanish chorizo.

Then we had our invention test. Our groups had to use the ingredients on the tray to create two courses for our fantastic judges – Mrs Clarkson and Miss Blaikie. We worked really well as teams!

 

We presented our dishes in French and learned all the words for our ingredients!

The judges tried our dishes and gave us feedback. They were really impressed! The winning group will receive their prizes on Thursday!

Now we’re all in bed and ready for another exciting day tomorrow! We’re hoping that the weather forecast looks better in the morning.

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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