Buenos días!

Finalmente tenemos la ganadora del concurso de cursos de idiomas en el extranjero “My summer experience abroad” en la categoría de «Mejor Redacción»:  Victoria Hernàndez

Con tan sólo 11 años y su primera experiencia en el extranjero, Victoria nos envió la siguiente redacción:



The day I arrived, I didn’t know what I could do. That place was unknown for me, and I didn’t know anybody.

On the plane, during the trip, I was excited but scared too. When I arrived at Box Hill, all changed. There were a lot of kids that I didn’t know, and it was cold, very cold.  When they showed me the school and the houses, I thought all was so different than I supposed,and when they explained us the timetable, I was very frightened!

After that we went to sleep at 10:30 pm, thelights were off and I thought: tomorrow will be a new day. And it was, indeed.

On Monday, all the new students made a placement test tocheck our English level. In this test I started to know most of my new friends.

The following days were fantastic. All Spanish students were very close and the students of other countries were very nice too.

On Wednesday we went to Kingston, and we visited a Shopping Centre. It was a very nice day, although we didn’t buy many things.

On Thursday, I was nervous because every Friday they made a test.  But on Friday, I made the test quite well. At night, there was “Disco” and everybody was excited. The “Disco” was really cool and the night fantastic. When they said “last song!” many students began to cry because next morning many of them were returning to their countries. It was very exciting, and fortunately, I had another week at Box Hill.

Saturday morning, all Spanish students woke up at 6:45 am to meet all together for the last time. When the bus left, many children started to cry, but after that, we went to a funfair, and it was amazing!

On Sunday, the sun was shining and we had a funny day in the swimming pool.

On Tuesday night, we went to the cinema to watch the Harry Potter 7 film. Nobody of us liked the film, and I slept in the cinema!.  On Wednesday, after the lessons, we went bowling. On Thursday night, we participated in a “Talent Show” and one of my friends starred on it. After the performance, there was a little “Disco”, and after that, they said: “And the winner is a girl from Spain…” All of them began to clap their hands and shout. It was fantastic!

Finally, Friday arrived. After having lunch, a friend went back home and all of us went to say goodbye. After that we started preparing the”last Disco”. This time, when I heard “this is the last song”, I cried.  Next day, when all my friends took the bus, I cried again.

I was at Box Hill for only fifteen days, but it was the best experience of my life!

2011 July

Victoria Hernàndez

Y este es su premio, un iPod Shuffle!

Muchas gracias a todos los participantes y estad muy atentos a las redes sociales y blogs para enteraros de todos los concursos y promociones de nuestros campamentos de inglés y cursos de idiomas en el extranjero!