12 JulDay Thirteen - We like to Partyyyy!

This morning the students woke up to a different beat—jazz standards! Although it was the first time many had heard such music, they seemed to quite enjoy it and were pretending to swing dance—until Andrea took over the CD player put on the ubiquitous One Direction song we’ve heard every day here at the farm. However we have another group of students who every morning go out with monitor Ales to warm up and practice kung-fu out on the farm. To be fair, these were all just distraction techniques because the students only had two things on their bright little minds: today was the last day of classes and what time were we going to the river?
 
As previously mentioned, today was the last day of classes, so the teachers were hard at work making their way through the final unit on the Earth’s water. In the sheep class, they were having a hard time pronouncing the word “ocean” so they were taught the rhyme “the motion of the ocean”—they really took to it so don’t be surprised if your little sheep come home constantly saying it! They also learnt of the dangers of wasting water and polluting our water sources and why it is imperative we recycle—tying into the previous unit on recycling. We also introduced the different forms water can exist as: liquid, vapour, ice, rain, snow, etc. Meanwhile, the goats and cows were also meticulously working their way through their books and performing experiments relating to condensation and evaporation, which demonstrated to the students the water cycle and how rain is produced. They were completely enthralled! Congratulations to all of our students! You all put in an amazing effort and learnt so much here at Midleton Summer Camp—we all are so proud of you!
 
 
Campamentos de Inglés en España
 
Campamentos de Verano de Inglés
 
Campamentos de Verano en España
 
Finally the time arrived for the hike to the river and after slathering the kids from head to toe in sun cream and making sure everyone had their caps, for today was a bright and sunny day—what a difference a week makes!—off we went. After lunch, the kids were careful to separate the rubbish from the recycling material—see they learnt quite a bit in class!—off to the river they ran. Whilst the water was a bit cold, it was rather refreshing given the hot day. And those who were nervous about getting in the water at first…well let’s just say the teachers and monitors encouraged them to get wet by bringing water guns and getting everyone soaked. All in all what a fun day they had! But soon it was apparent that between the sun, swimming and hike, the children were tired and it was time to return to the farm. Plus the teachers and monitors had a surprise waiting for the students upon their return.
 
Campamentos de Verano en Inglés
 
Campamentos de Verano en Inglés en España
 
Campamento de Inglés en España
 
Campamento de Verano de Inglés
 
Campamento de Verano en España
 
Campamento de Verano en Inglés
 
Campamento de Verano en Inglés en España
 
Campamentos de Inglés en España
 
Campamentos de Verano de Inglés
 
Campamentos de Verano en España
 
Campamentos de Verano en Inglés
 
Instead of the usual dinner arrangement, we rearranged the tables and decorated the dining room, turning it into a festive environment. And instead of the usual water and bread waiting for them, we had Fanta Orange, plates of crisps and various appetizers such as plates of cheese and assortments of sausages.  Our usually loud and excitable bunch of kids sat down quietly and began eating—for the first 15 minutes there was not a single peep from the kids. The teachers and monitors exchanged furtive glances—did they not like the food? Was something wrong? We then quickly realized: it was the first time that many of the kids had seen or eaten junk food in two weeks and were too busy devouring everything in sight to speak. We laughed so hard when it dawned on us that was the issue! Then owner of the farm Florentino had one more surprise for the kids: tonight’s dinner was homemade pizza. That brought out the yells and screams we were used to hearing from our little bunch of campers!
Hyped up on sugar and fun, the kids were nowhere near ready for bed. So off to the playroom they went and the real fun began. What had once been tables used for arts and crafts were pushed up against the walls and the lights were turned off and the music turned UP and soon we had ourselves a little disco and everyone was dancing. Each child was eager to show off their dance moves and the more they were cheered on, the more confident they became. It was so fun to see even the more timid children kids throwing themselves into the dance party. There were no wallflowers tonight! However the sugar high soon ran out and it was getting late so begrudgingly, off to bed they went. Tomorrow is a big day—our day trip to Ávila.
 
Campamentos de Verano en Inglés en España
 
 
Campamento de Inglés en España
 
Sleep well sweet children, we hope you enjoyed your party—you deserved  it!

 
 

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!!!sois fantásticos!!!!!disfrutamos cada noche con vuestras crónicas.Gracias por todo el trabajo realizado con los chavales! Y gracias Tb al Sr. Florentino por sus comidas y atención.!!!!Hasta pronto y muchas gracias por todo!!!!

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