Teens Go to the Beach!
This Thursday teens spent the day at the beach in Calpe and at the swimming pool here in Benissa. It was such an exciting day. We started it with a lot of energetic activities on the beach. All three houses (England, Ireland and Scotland) participated in beach games in which they earned points for their houses. After a snack break we went to the sea and had an amazing time jumping into waves.
The second half of the day we spent at the swimming pool, where we had our lunch and played fun games and swam in the swimming pool. These are some of the moments from this joyful and sunny day!
We have already started our last week at the Summer School! After an energetic and lively morning of zumba, the children rushed to learn some more English in their classes! Firstly, they finished the project of 5 emotions (joy, anger, sadness, disgust and fear) and took a group picture of their work. In their English class, the older students had to present their ideas of a future telephone that they would like to have. All ideas were extremely interesting, for example one group suggested to invent a phone which would be used as a bracelet and could become transparent. While senior students were presenting their ideas of the future telephone, the younger ones practiced for the Friday Show with their drama teacher Josh. They were acting scenes from popular movies, like James Bond and Home Alone. Also, some of the groups have done some crafts and learned some words about seasons by making snowmen. In the sports class children had a lot of fun playing basketball and cricket.
After lunch children did a quiz about different countries, so they learned new English words about traditions, culture, geography and history. Also, they invoked their history and geography knowledge. Moreover, children made art on their faces and took pictures for their Friday Show presentation, while the little ones baked blueberry muffins.
[Fotos] The Fun Day at School
Today our senior students went to the beach, so the little ones enjoyed the day at school! In the morning children created artistic and crazy stories. They also made colourful posters of 5 emotions (joy, anger, fear, sadness and disgust). Later on, we filmed short videos in media room. Each child was able to participate in performing and recording the videos.
After lunch, we had afternoon activities in which children played an interesting and really active game called ‘The Mad Chief’. The purpose of this game was to collect all the ingredients for typical English breakfast, while 3 chiefs (teachers) were interrupting the game and crossing off the special list the ingredients. Children also had a Scavenger Hunt in the school in which they had to complete 10 tasks in a creative way to earn points for their Houses (England, Ireland, Scotland). After that, the children played 3 different games and learned new words about summer and summer activities. While one group was learning songs about summer, the second was playing a game called ‘Sleepy Dwor’ and the third group had blind dates in which they had to tell about their favourite summer activities.
While our little ones went to the beach our senior students were having fun in English lessons and in the special afternoon activities. In the morning, the children were rehearsing for the comedy film with our media teacher, Erin. After a while our wonderful teacher from Ireland, Kirsty, taught us how to play Irish football – Gaelic football. The children had a lot of fun playing this game and have learned specific words related to sports and Ireland.
After lunch we had special activities in which all three houses (England, Scotland and Ireland) had to show who are the best house by competing in the Scavenger hunt. The students had to complete various tasks in and out of the school. Some of the tasks within the school included children having to come up with a tongue twister, taking a photograph with something blue and soft, build a giant animal using their bodies and imagination and other different tasks. In the city center of Benissa students had to overcome even more challenges like to teach a waitress/waiter a new English phrase, to sing a “Baby Shark” song near the fountain, to take a picture pretending that they are tourists and so on. All teams had a great time completing all the tasks.