Training was even better than I was expecting! I got the bus up from Glasgow and met Siobhan, one of the other volunteers going to Honduras. When we arrived in Oban we headed to the hostel and met a whole bunch of other volunteers going to Honduras, Ghana and Zambia, the three country groups on training that week. Any conversation with someone started with 'Where are you going?', so much so that you could have been talking to someone for ages without actually knowing their name!
About halfway through the evening, I finally met my partner, the moment I'd been waiting for! And you'll never guess her name... AMY! What are the chances?! Anyway, we hit it off straight away and I have a feeling we're going to get along just fine while we're in Honduras.
|Me and my partner Amy on the way to Coll|
|The beach behind the Hebridean Centre|
During the week we also had to plan and present a ten and a twenty minute lesson encompassing what we'd learned over the week. I did my ten minute lesson on first aid and my twenty minute lesson on French, to try and best imitate what it would be like when I'm teaching overseas. Obviously it's a bit different teaching to five well-behaved 18 year-olds instead of thirty mischievous 8 year-olds!
While it was a very busy week we had the evenings off (when we weren't planning lessons!) and so I finally made it down to Coll's gorgeous beach! We spent an evening playing rounders and another just walking along and then almost getting lost on the way back!
On the last night, as is PT tradition, we had a ceilidh - cue all the English volunteers flailing about in their best attempt at the Gay Gordons (no offense guys!). It was a brilliant night and a great way to end our time on Coll and start the countdown to our departure, which is... drum roll please...
|Here we come Honduras!|
|How our year is going to go|
|Credit to Siobhan's photography skillz|
|Again shout out to Siobhan for the photo|