When the summer camp arrived, it was easier and less pressure than I thought it would be. The children were absolutely wonderful and were eager to participate in the activities. A lot of the children came back saying they particularly enjoyed the cooking, this is where we made crêpes and a traditional French dessert called the Tarte Tatin. The girls were particularly engaged in the designing of clothes and making props and posters to present their fashion designs, as the theme for French week was a Fashion Show in Paris. The parents enjoyed learning what their children were up to, showing great interest and excitement.
Working with Edufun has taught me how to engage with children on a new level, and has given me a new confidence and outlook on taking care and looking after children. I could definitely see how open the children were to new cultures and how they care as much as Edufun do about the world that we’re surrounded by.
Now the next chapter of my life is coming up. I am writing this to you from the airport, waiting to go off and start my new adventure in France. I am waiting quite impatiently and yet excited at the same time. I am really going to miss Cheltenham and the Edufun team, however I will continue to be blogging, contributing ideas and hopefully leading another week next summer.
Written by Lula Chapman-Hureau