Pool Party!

On Sunday, we had one of the most fun events of the week!
The students had a great time at the Pool Party. As always, Course Director and Lifeguard Laine kept a close watch on everyone.

 

 

Last night’s Fashion Show

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The house teams at PHC competed with each other to win The Charity Shop Challenge. They made costumes from famous films. Check them out below!

 

Last night the students went into the woods and collected some firewood for a campfire. David the SOCAC made a great fire.

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Nathan bringing some firewood
Nathan bringing some firewood

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We toasted marshmallows on the fire and ate some delicious s’mores. What is a s’more? It’s a toasted marshmallow inside two chocolate biscuits. Seriously delicious.

Toasting marshmallows
Toasting marshmallows
Marina and some marshmallows
Marina and her marshmallows

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Some of the students sang – we had Spanish, Russian, French and Italian songs. And lots of English songs from the teachers of course.

A great campfire
A great campfire

Let’s hope we see you next year for another campfire.

CAE’s birthday festival

Sunday was CAE’s 40th birthday festival. The Social Activity team arranged a great day. Unfortunately the weather was terrible, so it was an indoor festival, but it looks like everyone had a good time.

Alice beating Nikolai
Alice beating Nikolai
The excellent band. With backing singer Bob
The excellent band. With backing singer Bob
Marie and her beautiful hair
Marie and her beautiful hair
Getting ready to be gladiators
Getting ready to be gladiators
CAE is 40!
CAE is 40!
Happy Birthday CAE!
Happy Birthday CAE!
Some of the Social Activity team having a well-deserved rest after the students have gone to bed
Some of the Social Activity team having a well-deserved rest after the students have gone to bed

Fashion Show

After an excursion to the ancient Roman city of Saint Albans, the students had an ancient fashion show.

the Romans
the Romans
Egyptians
Egyptians
More Egyptians
More Egyptians
The Greeks
The Greeks

First Weeks Disco

Group Photo halfway through the night!
Group Photo halfway through the night!

Tonight we celebrated the end of the first week with our traditional disco, the students enjoyed dancing throughout the evening and continued dancing to the very end. We will celebrate the final week with a closing disco which will be just as good! Hope everyone had an enjoyable evening!

The House Competition Hots Up With Points Up For Grabs!

It is only the first Wednesday of the PHC2 course and the students already have a fierce drive to see their respective houses win.

Tonight saw houses both Junior and Senior going head-to-head in a competition of spirit, wits, endurance and tactics with house points on the line along with early bragging rights.

The festivities began with a competition as to who could build the largest and most stable structure using only dry spaghetti and marshmallows!

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Next came a more physical altercation… The tug of war, adding a little extra spice to the evening.

House games tug of war

The next test, however, eliminated all physicality and individual intelligence relying solely on teamwork and more importantly (using English) communication! The houses were tied together and challenged to move to a specific point as quickly as they could. House games clingfilm 1

Overall the occasion went extremely well, the children and staff all had a passion for their house which will only go stronger in the coming weeks. The cheers and screams from outside as it was going on made me personally extremely jealous that I was here inside with the blog!!!

House Bonding Evening Challenge Night!

After an action-packed first full day of English lessons and activities including sports and art, our new students were sorted into their house teams, Orange, Pink and Blue Juniors and Seniors. The houses are a great way of integrating students from different nationalities and allowing them to mix together.

Some friendly rivalry and competition kicked off with the first evening activity, some team challenges run by members of the social activities teams. These included hockey and basketball mini games with Abbie, face painting with David, a ‘guess the song’ music quiz with Colleen, boot camp drills with Billy and fun team challenges with Nathan. The houses all enjoyed cheering their members on and doing their best to score points for their team.

Team face painting
Team face painting
House spirit!
House spirit!

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At the end of the evening all of the houses gathered back in the hall where the overall winning house was announced; Blue Juniors!

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