My name is David, although everyone at Moreton Hall calls me Dave. I am the boys’ house parent and also one of the social activities team. I am very happy to say that I will be coming back to Moreton Hall again, which will be my 8th summer at CAE.
After your English lessons in the morning, every day we have three activities: two in the afternoon and one after dinner. It is my job to help plan and run these activities, and make sure that they are interesting and exciting. I love sports; my favourite activities to teach are football, rugby and badminton. We also spend lots of time painting, swimming and cooking. If there is a special activity that you would like to do, come and talk to me! In the evenings, we have quizzes, discos, treasure hunts and team challenges, so lots of different events to enjoy.
My other job is to be the boys’ house parent. I am responsible for making sure that the boys are happy and enjoying themselves. I am there to help so if you have a problem or don’t feel well, day or night, come and talk to me. Coming to learn English in England is an amazing opportunity, so I need to make sure you enjoy it!
I am really looking forward to July; I really enjoy getting to know the students and learning about where you are from. I also can’t wait to see who wins the World Cup. Maybe we can watch the final on Sunday.
When you arrive…
Here is some advice for the day you arrive. If you are arriving in England by aeroplane, one of the team will be at the airport to meet you. If you have a lanyard, please wear it as it helps us find you in the airport. Look for the big CAE signs!
OR if you drive to Moreton Hall, knock on the door and one of the staff will come to say hello.
See you soon
To new students: I look forward to meeting you!
To returning students: welcome back to Moreton Hall! See you soon.
BONUS: Staff Quiz
Can you guess who is coming back to Moreton Hall?
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Thank you to all the students from both CAE Moreton Hall courses for all your hard work and participation. We hope you had an amazing time at Moreton Hall! Here are some videos from your time here.
Moreton Hall News project with Gabi
Film-making project with Barney
Class Film with Barney
Yesterday afternoon we had a special class. Our four students from China, Eleven, Ana, Eva and Linda became guest teachers. They showed the students how to write some Chinese letters. We then practiced how to say the words in Chinese. All the students tried very hard and our guest teachers were very helpful to everybody.
Yesterday Moreton Hall had some visitors. Thirteen students from R.A. Butler Academy in Saffron Walden joined our classes and activities for the day. The Moreton Hall students enjoyed showing their new friends the school and their work. We hope the students will visit us again soon.
CAE celebrates its 40th birthday this year and we have been coming to Moreton Hall in the summer for 22 years so we celebrated with a traditional summer fete. Here are some of the highlights:
In an activity today students tried the ‘egg drop challenge’. Students worked in teams to build something to protect an egg. We then dropped them onto the floor from 2.5 metres and 5 metres. If the egg was not broken the team won many house points. The students tried very hard and everybody was successful!
This week some of the students had an archery class. The teachers name was Ken. He visited the school and taught the students archery. Some of the students were very good at it! We will have more archery next week.
Hi. My name is Noyemi. I want to tell you what I did yesterday. With my friends, I did a bag painting. I drew a flag, I wrote London and then painted it. We had a break and then I made a monster with the clay. In the evening, we did Scottish dancing.