Day 3 in the Op de Boud House and the house mates were faced with their first challenge of the day – Snowworld’s high ropes course and Alpine coaster. Even the previously shamed yellow livered house mates who made a humiliating retreat from Phantasialand managed their first roller coaster! Paul, our heroic bus driver, braved the Alpine coaster one handed to record a video for the parents (see below). Staff insisted that he left the bus in the car park as corner two would be a little too tight for a 49 seater and we needed the vehicle for the remainder of the trip. Having completed the basic ‘blue course’ with ease, some of the bravest (and smallest) of the house mates tackled and defeated the more difficult and higher ‘black course’.
The second challenge of the day was Mosaqua water park, with its epic water slides and flumes. No teeth were lost on the concrete flumes, but the murky deep did swallow some locker keys and glasses. Parents should expect some damp, smelly swimming costumes rolled in a towel at the bottom of a suitcase in a few days time.
After a beautiful meal lovingly prepared for the entire party by Mrs.Hoban at the hotel (she doesn’t do wet hair, so also bottled the swimming), team Holland 2013 spent the evening with a no holds barred, fight to the death game of laser tag which ended with Mrs.Hoban being displaced from her broomstick as reigning champion by sniper Dorian.
The day ended with the boys being separated from the men by a game of bingo. There were no fat ladies to be seen (we are a health promoting school after all), but Mr.Stewart and Mr.Evans’ came a close second (in the bingo, that is).
Thanks for all of your comments, we all enjoy reading these – particularly in the darker moments when we’ve all been grounded by Mrs.Hoban!
Statistics of the day
Number of party leaders who bottled the high ropes course = 1
Number of staff who were not allowed on the ropes due to weight restrictions = 2
Number of gullible pupils who believed Mrs.Hoban cooked for the entire group = 41
Number of pupils struck by meteorites whilst complaining about Hoban’s soup = 2
Pupils who believe that a European metric hour is different to a British imperial hour = 41
Number of deputes who will not be allowed to teach maths again = 1