Day 3 – sun, school and sea

After getting up in the dark, and walking through the deserted streets, the sun rose on the horizon during our train journey to St George’s school Malaga. The children were excited and nervous about their first visit to meet their Spanish counterparts. The local school children were delighted to meet the authors of their pen pal letters and greeted them with hugs, smiles and a writing task ready for their presentations tomorrow. While walking through the corridors, we experienced some stunning art work and felt as though we were transported back to the Pompidou centre. Breaktime consisted of a kick around, England versus Spain, as a warm up for Wednesday’s full match. Some children went to the Early Years block early to play with the younger children, where they read, rode bikes and sang songs. When we were all together in the reception classes, we spent time at each of the tables, helping the little ones with their handwriting, jigsaws and counting.

After school, we spent the afternoon frolicking on the beach and swimming in the sea.

#gamenumber4 – which child found a “fossil” that was later confirmed as a lump of cement?

We treated ourselves once again to the plethora of helado – that’s ice cream to you Anglophiles – and Michelle ensured every child learned and used a new word when ordering their grande, mediano or pequeno cucarucho or copa.

This evening, we are about to eat burgers, chorizo sausages and fresh salads. We are hoping for a more accommodating kitchen experience today with our army of little chefs and helpers.