Monday, March 26, 2012

Diary: Monday, 26th March 2012

The children had many exciting tales to tell about their weekend. The staff also enjoyed some rest and relaxation, taking the open top bus and a stroll in Retiro Park. The teachers also experienced a cruise on the lake, as can be seen on the blog album Mr Ludlow took on the role of captain, leading from the front!

When the staff arrived at school they were greeted by the news that a child had been to hospital. There was a short moment of panic as Mr Ludlow tried to discover the details, who was it, were they in hospital now? There was a great sense of relief when the victim, Poppy, had been identified and she was safe and well at school. She had been taken to A&E after something she had eaten decided to make a return journey, but she is back to her bubbly self, phew, relief.

The children spent the morning dramatising some traditional English tales and sharing them to the younger children. The Little Red Hen went down well with the boys doing amazing animal impressions. Another group retold she story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It was a nice opportunity for the children to see the younger children in the school. Lunch time passed again with mixed reviews, whilst some of the children had reservations about the food Mr Jones and Mr Ludlow tucked into theirs and had seconds. Lunch finished at 2pm and the team had to wait a whole hour before yet more food was offered. The traditional feast of local dishes, meats and desserts were laid out and a swam of locust devouring children enjoyed the sunny afternoon farewell feast.

A briefing by teachers on key things to remember took place before the last bell. The children all gave their suggestions, like to remember to pack, check they had everything but most importantly to thank their host families for their hospitality. Oh and thank you Jack for reminding Mr Ludlow not to wear what he thought was a trendy t-shirt. Hopefully he will wear something more suitable for his age, shirt, tie and tweed jacket maybe.

We're all very proud of team 2012. They have worked well together and supported one another. There is sure to be some sad faces tomorrow on our departure. Mrs Lobb is ready with her wet wipes for Mr Jones. Oh and if anyone had read about Mrs Lobb's wet whips in previous blog reports the spelling error has been corrected. Negotiations have been settled with Mrs Lobb's lawyers for defamation of character. Adios :-)

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