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“See you in 10 days!” Message from David

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“See you in 10 days!” Message from David

Hello everyone,

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. 

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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!

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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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B _ _ _ _ _

D _ _ _

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Calligraphy Class

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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.

The students practised many different Chinese letters.

The students practised many different Chinese letters.

Children from R.A. Butler Academy also joined the class.

Children from R.A. Butler Academy also joined the class.

Our four Chinese students were very good teachers.

Our four Chinese students were very good teachers.

Some students are really talented!

Some students are really talented!

Ana helped Vova with his work.

Ana helped Vova with his work.

We also practised how to say some of the words in Chinese.

We also practised how to say some of the words in Chinese.

It took a lot of practise to get it right.

It took a lot of practise to get it right.

Everybody was very interested in the different Chinese letters and their meanings.

Everybody was very interested in the different Chinese letters and their meanings.

Visit from UK School Children

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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.

In the afternoon the students joined our daily and weekly activities.

In the afternoon the students joined our daily and weekly activities.

The students worked in teams with students from each school.

The students worked in teams with students from each school.

In class

The students worked together on class activities.

There was a lot of energy in the classrooms.

There was a lot of energy in the classrooms.

The students from the two schools made new friends.

The students from the two schools made new friends.

The Moreton Hall students said goodbye to the Saffron Walden students at the end of the day.

The Moreton Hall students said goodbye to the Saffron Walden students at the end of the day.

A Summer Fete at Moreton Hall

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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:

The Griffindor Team

The Griffindor Team

Tom celebrates winning the egg and spoon race :)

Tom celebrates winning the egg and spoon race 🙂

The egg and spoon race. Go Noyemi!

The egg and spoon race. Go Noyemi!

The Photo Booth: Eva and Hannah

The Photo Booth: Eva and Hannah

Yummy cake :)

Yummy cake 🙂

The Photo Booth: Tomasz and Fabrizio

The Photo Booth: Tomasz and Fabrizio

The Photo Booth: Martina, Mati and Noyemi

The Photo Booth: Martina, Mati and Noyemi

The Photo Booth: Juan and Sally

The Photo Booth: Juan and Sally

The Photo Booth: Mati and Lisa

The Photo Booth: Mati and Lisa

The Photo Booth: Vova and his mum

The Photo Booth: Vova and his mum

Happy Birthday CAE!

Happy Birthday CAE!

Freddy got the bonus tomato!

Freddy got the bonus tomato!

Egg Drop Challenge!

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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 team used a lot of newspaper to protect their egg.

This team used a lot of newspaper to protect their egg.

The students had very good ideas to protect their eggs.

The students had very good ideas to protect their eggs.

After the first drop we dropped them from the top of the stairs.

After the first drop (2.5 metres) we dropped them from the top of the stairs (5 metres).

They used many different things to protect their egg.

They used many different things to protect their egg.

The students were excited to see their egg safe.

The students were excited to see their egg safe.

This teams egg was okay after a 5 metre drop!

This team’s egg was okay after a 5 metre drop!

After the drop we cut them open to check the egg inside.

After the drop we cut them open to check the egg inside.

The teams were very proud of their designs.

The teams were very proud of their designs.

Some of the designs were really interesting.

Some of the designs were really interesting.

The teams supported each other.

The teams supported each other.

After the drop some of the students gave their eggs names.

After the drop some of the students gave their eggs names.

Archery Class

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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.

The students had a team archery competition.

The students had a team archery competition.

Our Archery teacher helped all the students.

Our archery teacher helped all the students.

All the children did very well!

All the children did very well!

The students had fun and made new friends.

The students had fun and made new friends.

Everybody had the chance to practice.

Everybody had the chance to practise.