Hi there! This is Ivan reporting from our summer school in Teignmouth.
Yesterday we celebrated our own Olympics day in which we had four teams that participated in an opening ceremony during the morning and in some Olympic games during the afternoon. Those teams were the “Cup Cake Cats”, the “Huskies”, the “Happy cows” and the “Crazy Monkeys”.
An article written by our IP Reporter Maret
Now I’m already five days here in Exeter on the St. Luke’s Campus. I started my travel on Friday morning on the way to Bremen in Germany. From there on we drove approximately 24 hours till we arrived in Exeter. That was a very long bus ride and we were all happy as we could go into our room.
Even the weather was fine in the afternoon so that we went together in the city of Exeter and the IP supervisors told us a little bit of it. We saw the Exeter Cathedral, which is really great. I have to go there another time to see also the inside of it! And we went to the Quayside of the Exe, a really nice place with little shops and cafés.
On Sunday I went in the city together with some other students. Especially food shopping is really interesting here in England. Its amazing how we go trough those shops and stand before the shelves full of cookies and cupcakes and only say all “wooow!!”. We had a lot of fun although we knew each other only one day! After it we played tennis on the campus. All of us can’t really play it but we’re optimistic that we can at the end of the time in Exeter! In the evening there was an Olympic in the IP Ocean. We did many little games from quizzes to football or limbo. Continue reading
I’m just 5 days here and I love it. The first day was Saturday it was very cool because when we arrived we first went at our host family’s house and could chill out for some hours. After it we went the first time to school to meet for the town walk.
Sunday was for the host family and you to get to know each other. Then some girls and I met and went Sunday shopping. A new experience. And at 2 pm. we all meet to play at the beach in the sun we missed at the day before. After it we were picked up by our host families and ate dinner. Continue reading
So here it is. Easter Sunday,7.45pm. You reckon Bournemouth is sleeping, going to church and relaxing with a nice Sunday roast? You´re slightly mistaking there I fear…
Bass booms up to the reception of Glendevon Hotel, hard laughs and loud shouts are swinging alongside: It´s IP Karaoke Night! Some 30 kids have gathered in the IP Ocean to enjoy yet another night of fun and excitement – but here is what happened so far…
Saturday afternoon, it´s nice and sunny outside in Stuttgart, the first kids are checking in and put their bags into the baggage compartments of our big and comfortable bus. The bus drivers throw in some jokes and we are heading of, ready to drive through the night. After a trip without any problems at all the two buses reached Bournemouth within five minutes. Now that´s what you would call good timing!
The kids living in host-families were mostly picked up by their families, the kids could check into the hotel. At least in an ideal world: Some of the rooms were still getting cleaned, but after a short while of the kids could move in. The day passed by in an instance with the town wanting to be explored during a walk across town. Again we had the best weather possibly imagineable for this time of year, lucky us! Some great knowledge in the fields of music, celebrities, films and common knowledge was revealed later on during a pub-quiz in the Ocean and with that we closed day number one. I assume everyone was sleeping like a baby that day after the bus-ride and the moving in. Continue reading