Independent Schools Cultural Alliance - ISCA – Summer Programs in the UK

Day 19 – ISCA Olympics

Today was our 6th on-campus day which means it was time to round off ISCA with our ISCA Olympics. The students were split up into 8 different groups and had to do 8 events involving lots of throwing, jumping, dribbling and sprinting! Once all 8 events had been completed, we then had team relay races. The winners and runners up of the heats then took on the staff relay teams in the final. The winning team, called Suriname, were incredible sprinters and the staff were seriously no match for them!

This afternoon we had our staff vs. student football match where the staff won hands down! It was an incredible effort though from both student teams who really put up a fight! This evening we had our drama production, directed by the amazing Ula, where we had some incredible, courageous actors performing in front of the whole ISCA group. It was such an imaginative production with the Battle of Hastings being decided over a mini table tennis match, our very own ISCA Blind Date with Henry VIII and his 6 wives, King Richard Woods III ordering three of the ISCA witches to be drowned, our very own Wicked solo performance and a punk riot led by one of the ISCA staff members where the cast finally broke into the song “ISCA Calling” (rather than “London Calling”). It was a fantastic performance and ISCA would love to thank all the students who took part. They were truly amazing. And yet, the evening wasn’t over. All of the Peruvian schools got up to celebrate their Peruvian Day of Independence. They sang their National Anthem, gave us a presentation on the history of Peru, Peruvian food and the Peruvian tourist destinations – making us all want to get onto the next plane to Lima! It was a wonderful occasion and it was great to learn a bit about Peru’s history and culture.This evening was rounded off with three of our girls from Hiram Bingham showing us a video they had made to summarise our ISCA journey. There were lots of photos, mini clips of people enjoying themselves and a great soundtrack. They did an amazing job. Thank you girls!

Tomorrow we’re off to the Houses of Parliament for our final day of touring and in the evening we have our last BBQ and dance where there will inevitably be lots of tears as everyone says their goodbyes!