On Wednesday, May 29th, 27 students from 3YL and 4YL headed towards Chile to experience five days filled with adventure and sport. The first three days the team was warmly hosted by families of The Grange School and the other two nights they stayed at a hotel.
On Thursday they went on a trip to the mountain and had lunch at the Craighouse School, where they played the local team in the afternoon and won 29/24.
On Friday morning they visited the city center and Cerro Catedral, to which they arrived on funicular. This was a massive sight that the boys very much enjoyed. They had lunch at The Grange School and later they did their training there.
On Saturday they participated of a tournament with 8 Chilean schools, of which they obtained 2nd place after beating Dunalastair 40 - 0, St. George´s 19 - 7, The Grange 12 - 7 and losing the final to Craighouse 7 - 26. They played an excellent tournament and the cherry on top was that some parents made the trip to Chile in order to cheer them on Saturday.
On Sunday morning they went rafting on the "Cajón del Maipo" and then revered on a rural asado and outdoor activities.
Monday was a free day to do some shopping in the morning and in the afternoon, the team returned to Uruguay.
We must mention the words said by the Principal of The Grange School when we were saying our goodbyes, he congratulated all of the students on their education, their playing level and because all the hosting families were very pleased with The British Schools students.
Without a doubt these trips mean unforgettable experiences for the students. Knowing other cultures, sharing moments with other same aged boys from other countries, living in the homes of other families and facing unknown teams in the sporting arena enable our students to discover their strengths and weaknesses in order to resolve new challenges and problems. Facing unknown and sometimes uncertain situations and learning to adapt makes them broaden their toolkit for future experiences.