Happy to say that all our PHC1 students safely boarded their flights this evening, we miss them already! Ready for 59 new arrivals tomorrow…
Wednesday night saw our end of course disco! Here are some top snaps taken by our great student photographer, Emma!
As one of our electives, our Director of Studies, Charlotte, has been running a photography class. Here are some of the groups best photos!
The third excursion of the course was a trip to London! The exciting day started with the TATE Modern Gallery. Here the students were given their excursion task which involved taking pictures for 5 different themes which allowed the students to show off their creative talents.
Next, we walked to the London Eye – the most popular tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually. The students enjoyed the breath-taking view of London on a beautiful sunny day! The students were also given fun facts about the eye and the neighbouring parliament in their groups by their attentive group leaders.
After lunch, the students were led on a walking tour in their groups to see the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace before finally arriving at the Trafalgar Square. The students then had free time to explore the impressive National Gallery.
After the gallery, the students were guided to Covent Garden and given free time to explore the local area and “shop ’til they drop”.
Finally, the students were treated to some of the best pizza in England* – Pizza Hut! They were then taken back to Princess Helena for some much deserved rest!
*probably not the best pizza in England
One of our Electives from the first week here at PHC was “Making a Blog” – students got the opportunity to create a blog and write their own blog posts. We decided to have a competition for the 2 best blog posts, which would both go onto the official CAE at PHC website! So here you are – the best blog posts from the Blog Elective (well done girls!)
Tips for a perfect stay in Princess Helena College
– by Lena and Rachel
Welcome to PHC, we hope that you will have an amazing stay here, and you will have it, because it is a huge college with a big garden, a swimming pool, so you will have a lot of fun!
- Things that you must not forget:
– Some sport wear: There are lots of sports activities, you’ll love them!
– Pocket money: You have some free time, so you can go shopping to spend your hard earned cash.
– Lots of socks: You can put your clothes in the laundry but maybe the socks will be lost forever…
– Some chill clothes: it’s really cool to have something comfortable to wear, make yourself look the part!
- How to be with the other students:
– Keep that smile!
– Don’t be mad if someone doesn’t understand what you say, just repeat it slowly and then start shouting… (a recommendation from my English teacher!)
- Worried things:
Excursions – by Jane (Zhenya) and Vika
On Tuesday we were in Hitchin at first time. When we arrived to the city we went to fair to by something what we want. All of as bought a lot of sweets for a very good value. So, we had 45 minutes. Then we had to by some clothes for our fashion show. But we had only 10 pounds. It was very difficult but we did it. After that we had free time when we were walking with our friends, eating and taking some photos. In the end of our advantage we came back to our camp.
Cambridge is situated about 50 mile north-by-east of London. On Friday we went to Cambridge. We spent amazing day in this town. At first our teachers shared out us into 8 groups and then we went to the excursion.For this day we had a 1 task: all children shoud take one photo of the best thing and one photo of the worst thing about this town. Then we had a lot of free time to buy some souvenirs, and walked with our friends. Finally, we had punting. It was really fantastic.
On our trip to Cambridge on Friday the students had to complete our photo challenge – to take pictures representing the best and worst sides of Cambridge.
Here is what they came up with:
Today we’re on our London excursion so stay tuned for more photos of our students happy to be in the capital city!
One of our most exciting afternoon activities from last week was Science Experiments with Ethan. We had lots of fun making Coca Cola bottles explode like volcanoes and making our own DIY lava lamps, while Ethan gave us the scientific explanations behind the crazy chemical reactions!
Watch this space for some videos!
In preparation for going to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, our students have been practising their afternoon tea skills! Served by our wonderful teachers, they were treated to scones (pronounced s-cone-s) and British tea. Delicious!
This was also a great chance for them to chat to students from other classes and get to know them even better.
Many students got into character by drinking their tea with their little finger raised and being extra polite! “May I please be served some more tea, Sir?”
Friday was the second excursion of the course, with PHC students visting the beautiful Cambridge!
To start off, students were given a walking tour of Cambridge by our social activities team. The tour included: the Corpus Clock, King’s College and the Round church (to name a few) with our social activities team providing fun and interesting facts as the students were taken round.
Next, the students were off punting on the River Cam! (The city Cambridge was named after the river). They were taken in groups of 12 and shown some of Cambridge’s most beautiful sights by boat.
After the punting, the students had to complete their excursion task which was to highlight the best and worst parts of Cambridge (photos to come soon) before being allowed some free time to explore the historic city. The students then had time to play frisbee or see The Stephen Hawking Centre before going back on the bus and departing for Princess Helena!
After a long excursion, the evening activity for the students was to relax and watch “The Hunger Games” before heading off to bed. The students had a slightly longer lie-in this morning to make sure they could go to lessons today fresh and ready to learn!