Sunday, November 23, 2008

Classroom Canada's London Scavenger Hunt

A couple of weeks ago I got together with a group of the Classroom Canada teachers at the Porter House in Covent Garden. We met there to start the London Scavenger Hunt.

We had 4 teams of 5-6 teachers (and some teachers who just stayed at the pub). They were all competing to win a 250 pound voucher with Top Deck Tours and a Hamper of Canadian Goodies from the Canada Shop.

The event took 2 hours to complete and finished with dancing & drinks at the Porter House. The pub is down the road from the Maple Leaf Pub, and has Canadian beer as well. We decided to go there as the Maple Leaf was too small to hold us all. It was a huge hit! I don't want to give too much away here as some of you readers will get the chance to compete in next year's event.

As promised, here are some photos of the event from a few of our teachers, Alison & Alex.

Re-enacting a game of Twister in Covent Garden.
More twister.

Acting out a scene from Romeo & Juliet in front of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on the South Bank. This team clearly loves teaching drama.
Fitting every team member into a London phone booth.
Making a map of Canada from their bodies in front of Canada House in Trafalgar Square. Can you see the Rocky Mountains? This was a long shot I admit.

Taking the tube and being stared at for the "I Love Hackney" shirts. This was their idea for their team, and it was hilarious. Well played ladies!

Alex's team at Trafalgar Square.

The team had to find a man to wear the Union Jack boxer shorts & get a photo of him in Leicester Square. I don't think this one minded much.
What I love about Classroom Canada and our teachers is that most of our teachers don't actually know each other before meeting for the first time in London. They're from coast to coast and eager to meet new people and teach children from around the world.

Judging by their photos, I'm sure you can tell how much fun they are having!

Be sure to get your copy of the Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians. Buy it for Christmas for your teacher friends!

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