The last day of school and then it's sports day - with an afternoon of cricket and football - before we head to the pub. :-)
An exciting day today, with a trip to see the Lion King.
It looks like being the last hot day for now, and after a lovely afternoon in Brighton yesterday, with a visit to the Pavilion, and some time near the sea, the students will be extra keen to be in the classroom this morning :-)
Our afternoon starts with a trip up to the cliffs at Beachy Head. From here, the English Channel will look radiant, and the surrounding countryside will create a beautiful backdrop for the walk down to the seaside town of Eastbourne. There will be time for the pier, the beach and also the Arndale Centre, which seems to be pretty popular with our groups.
Hot, hot hot! The heatwave continues here, and temperatures are rising to a high of 29 degrees, which is almost as hot as it gets here on the coast. It's a bit warm for school, but the students are doing their best to concentrate in class. They will be happy to 'escape' this afternoon, and we will be taking the train to Brighton. First stop is the Royal Pavilion, the former home of Prince George, and a beautifully restored palace. Then there will be time to explore the rest of the city, with the pier, seafront and beach being highlights, as well as some of the best cafes and shops in Britain. Brighton never ceases to be the coolest of places to hang out - especially when it is hot, and the students will see why today. :-)
School starts today, and it's even hotter, and 27 degrees is the backdrop for our day today. The group is split into two small classes, and they will asked to focus on their fluency of English, with a variety of tasks set by Dean and Karen, the teachers.
In the afternoon, the students will be heading to Eastbourne by double-decker bus, where they will have the chance to spend time at the beach, with a paddle in the sea looking a distinct possibility. Then there will be time to explore the town centre, and probably check out the shops.
If you'd like to keep see how the weather is looking in Seaford, the best website is the met office.
More summer weather, and the day in London was a hot one, but a good one. There was a lot of sightseeing, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster and the River Thames, as well as Soho and Chinatown, before a visit to Oxford Street.
Wow! What a fantastic evening for arriving in Seaford. With 25 degrees and blue skies, the coach pulled up at the Martello Tower at 5.15pm, and we matched the waiting host families with their new guests. Then I think everyone was impatient to get down to the sea, which looked more like the Mediterranean than the English Channel.