This week is a short stay in terms of the Seaford stay, with the group only having five nights with us here. That’s because they are heading to London today, for three nights in the capital. This gives them an excellent chance to experience a range of sights, sounds and activities in the city. Tonight is one of the highlights, with a trip to see The Lion King in Covent Garden. This musical is ever-popular and is unforgettable to those who visit.
Across Saturday and Sunday, the group will take in all the major sights as well as have a tour around Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. This gives them a taste of how life was for actors in Elizabethan times, and how it might feel to perform on stage.
We have the sun with us again today, and that’s a welcome sight as it makes it feel more like autumn and less like winter. 🙂 The theme is history today, with the group visiting the lovely historic town of Lewes, where they will visit a museum – Anne of Cleves House – which was part of the divorce settlement from King Henry VIII to his wife, Anne. She was one of the luck ones, she survived his whims!After the museum, the students will have the chance to look around the town, with it’s beautiful Grange Gardens, Harveys Brewery and Bills Cafe, as well as one of the loveliest high streets in this area.
It’s a beautiful day in England today. If you’d like to keep your eye on our weather, you can see it here. After lunch, the group are heading east as they visit the cliffs at Beachy Head. The 160m high chalk cliffs that dominate the landscape here provide a wonderful panoramic view of the sea and the surrounding area. From the top, it’s almost possible to see Europe. 🙂 After exploring the top, the group will take a gentle walk down to the promenade in Eastbourne, before heading to the pier and the town centre.
Cricket went well, and everyone joined in. We had some excellent performances, especially by the teachers, who brought their experience and expertise to the fore. 🙂 We did not get any rained on, but it did not stop us playing.
And so to today, and lessons continue for the students, with one of the topics leading into our afternoon program, which is a trip to Brighton . The city of Brighton is one of the favorite destinations for our students. They all love the mix of liveliness and energy, the seafront and the pier, as well as the cool North Lanes and Churchill Square. Some take in the Royal Pavilion, but mostly from outside, and others just sit back and do some people watching.
Lessons have started and we split the group into two classes. Dean and Chloe are teaching this week, and they are hopeful of some excellent work.
This afternoon we are playing Cricket, which is a little complicated to begin with, but most students understand the basics and can play quite well. The basics are to hit the ball and run! 🙂 We’ll try to add some photos tomorrow.
Today we welcomed the staff and students from AG Seckau who are here for ten days, with part of the trip in Seaford and part in London. It was a little bit windy but otherwise dry and sunny as the coach arrived in Seaford. Host families said their hellos and the students headed to their new homes for an introduction to life in the UK and for some dinner.