Day 4 part two – rat a tat tat, guess what’s coming home?

As we arrived at school today, we returned to our classrooms and a warm welcome from all of the staff and children at St George’s school Malaga. We continued with our persuasive writing lessons in preparation for our presentation. During our well earned break time, a crowd gathered to witness the England v Spain under 11s international football match. After a hard fought battle in front of a sell out crowd, honours were even at the end of the game and the children finished with a 1-1 draw.

The children’s presentations in front of the whole of St George’s year 6 was the main event of today, where small groups and individuals read out their work and shared the videos and songs they had created during yesterday and today’s lessons. The Spanish staff were amazed by the quality of work and confidence shown by the children when presenting their pieces. All of the children were kindly presented with St George’s school memorabilia and small souvenirs from Malaga which I am sure they will share with you on their return.

Shop owners in Malaga are lucky enough to close for a siesta during the afternoon. English teaching staff are not afforded this luxury and so we decided to walk around the streets, seeing some more of the sights on offer, waiting for the refreshed vendors to reopen. We then filled our pockets with gifts, sweets and the odd shot glass before stopping to eat an obligatory ice cream, as has become tradition. Apologies in advance if your child expects daily ice creams at 3pm, 5pm, 9pm and 2am.

This evening we discovered the greatest restaurant in the whole of Spain – la casa de la Weston Park – known to locals as that noisy place with 34 people in it. This restaurant served an array of local delights, including anchovies, jamon, calamari, tortillas, salsa, chorizo, jamon croquettes (which were supposed to be deep fried but we don’t have a chip pan so are still sitting melted on the side), roasted peppers and all the cheese in Spain. Children were served in a traditional tapas style, and literally had to sing for their supper. The quality of service was superb due to the fact that there were 28 waiters.

#gamenumber5 – which child thought tidying up counted as throwing all of your belongings into a wardrobe until the door burst open?