And they’re off!
Day one got off to a flying start as the leaders frantically prepared the school to make sure it was fit for the arrival of our Spot the Difference athletes; Canadian Canoeists, Australian Archers, Danish Divers, Faroese Fencers, Venezuelan Volleyballers, Kenyan Kickboxers, Swiss Swimmers and (last, but by no means least!) the Tongan Tennis Players.
Having said their goodbyes to mums and dads the athletes took part in some intense team-game training where lots of fun was had and new friends were made.
In Alan’s game, the athletes were required to use their intellect, letter-navigation and crossword-solving skills in order to earn points.
Our athletes received a hearty meal of pasta, bolognaise, a baguette, an optional side of salad and a chocolate pudding (yum!) to keep them going through the rest of their training!
In our evening meeting, the athletes reflected on what it means to be invited to join God’s race of life and were encouraged to think about whereabouts they are at now and what direction they think they are going in. We were joined by our very own ‘Question of Sport’ celebrity presenter who invited a Start Gun who was afraid of its own “BANG!” but the athletes managed to help him grow in confidence. We look forward to finding out who tomorrow’s guest might be.