We are looking for 11 families in Stewarton and the surrounding area to host a French child (aged 7-11), or two French siblings, from the 26th of April-1st of May 2017. Our partner organisation, Amis Mots, from Dijon in France have been coming to Stewarton with their students for the past two years and they love visiting our friendly Ayrshire town. The visit has been a big success with strong friendships which blossomed between the French and Scottish children.
After talking to our amazing campers, here are our top 10 reasons why summer camps are the best way for you to spend your holidays this year.
1. No parents
It’s an absolute victory being free of parents for 1 or 2 weeks. No more having to pick up your dirty socks from the floor of your room or helping in the kitchen. You leave parents behind to enjoy the independence and freedom of camp. However, while you are buzzing to be away from them, you notice that your parents are posting selfies of their holiday in Barbados. Gutted!
2. Seeing new places
Everybody loves the excursions during a summer camp. Combining the joy of being dragged up Edinburgh’s little mountain, the absolute cultural highlight of a church visit and the unbeatable taste of a packed lunch with an apple, a cereal bar and two soggy sandwiches. However, once the official part of the excursion is over, it just couldn’t get better – free time. Ditch the sandwiches, head to McDonald’s and shop with your new best friends in shops that don’t exist in your country. You can also stock up on sweets for the rest of camp and have a competition to see who can photobomb the most Japanese tourists!
Articulate has recently been given the great opportunity and honour of organising biannual trips to Strasbourg, bringing Scottish pupils to take part in the outstanding, prestigious Euroscola programme. We support Glasgow City Council and Rotary International to run successful programmes which allow students from across the country to become EU politicians for a day. Euroscola brings young people together from all over Europe to debate the issues facing young people today across the continent in both French and English. It’s a unique chance for students in their final year of secondary school to not only practise the French language, but also to develop an understanding of the EU as a political institution and discuss issues which affect them as young Europeans today.
This June we are launching a new competition to give schools in the central belt of Scotland the chance to win a language Day Camp of their choice.
What can we win?
Primary and secondary schools across the central belt can win a half-day programme (equivalent of 4 periods) in French, Spanish or German which is delivered by our Articulate teaching team for a class of up to 30 pupils.
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