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Final day in Holland

Final day in Valkenburg! At long last, the sun decided to make a welcome appearance today and it turned out to be the best day weather wise so far. All children were adorning the shorts and T-shirts for their final day in Valkenburg. Today saw the sightseers off to Agogo where the children enjoyed the breath-taking views from the chairlift, followed by the thrill of the roller coaster ride on the toboggan run. Each child was able to choose his/her own speed with the brake, and slide down the mountain, where they then got the draglift back up to the starting point again. It was a slow start for many, with some children remaining stationary at times until they were given a gentle push downwards by their fellow classmates coming down the slope behind them. By the end of the morning, all children were flying down the metal slopes at great speeds. Packed lunches were then eaten in the sun before some last minute shopping and much needed ice cream and slushies to cool down from the heat of the afternoon sun. After lunch it was off to Kinderstad Heerlen for yet more adrenalin inducing action! Kinderstad, I am told, is like Indianaland times 10 – with dodgems, ball pits, a log flume, rollercoasters, trampolines and a giant rubber volcano. I am told that all children (and even Mrs. Brown) made it to the top. The children had a super afternoon with only one downfall.....the soles of their feet are as black as can be. I am told that there will be a foot inspection this evening before bedtime.... rather them than me.  With an enormous appetite worked up, it was back to the hotel for a dinner of spaghetti bolognese. Following dinner the children then went to Laser quest in the darkness of the caves. Sounds like yet another amazing day and a great end to a very successful trip! The hotel staff have been very welcoming to the children and couldn't do enough to ensure that they all feel at home and well looked after. The staff have also had continuous remarks on the impeccable manners and behaviour of the children everywhere they have been in Valkenburg. It's an early night tonight as 5 a.m. will come very early in the morning when all children will be made to shower (whether they want to or not) before departing the hotel after having breakfast and making their packed lunch for the airport. 

Congratulations to Ms Seaton, Mr. Bradley, Mr. Pinkerton and Mrs. Brown for making Valkenburg 2017 such an amazing experience for the P.7 children. Just one more sleep parents.....