Weeks 2 and 3

It's been very, very crazy the last 2 weeks at Shrewsbury.  Over 230 children have been participating in the English-Multi Activity and English-Sports and Dance Academy programmes, so free and quiet moments have been few and far between.  We're now moving towards the end of week 3, with just 1 more full week to go.

Christ Church, Oxford

Luckily we've been blessed with mostly fine, warm and sunny weather which has made for a good atmosphere on campus and some fantastic excursions.  This week we have been to the wonderful Bliss Hill Victorian museum nearby, and to the wonderland of Alton Towers theme park where students and staff both enjoyed the adrenaline spills of Nemesis, Oblivion, Rita and co.  Last week we ventured down south to Oxford and also to the beautiful walled Roman city of Chester.

Casino Night
The social calendar has been as jam packed and fantastically run as ever by Activity Leaders.  In week 2, Blind Date arrived at the Ashton Theatre for a smooth re-enactment of the 90s TV show.  Last Monday, the Alington Hall converted into a makeshift Casino with both staff and students dressing in style, and other nights have involved an army themed commando night, mini-Olympics, a Scottish Ceilidh and various challenge nights.  The weeks have been rounded off by a Tuesday Presentation and Disco night with lots of tears and goodbyes at the end as new friends prepare to jet off to distant parts of the world on Wednesday.

Finally, we should mention the students that have been taking Trinity Oral Exams - everyone passed last week, some even with distinctions, so we can definitely say that the children are learning English when they're here!  A big well done to all the students and staff involved.