We were all onto our coach at 7am and after an emotional goodbye to everyone, we headed for Dainfern College. Our driver knew the back roads of Johannesburg so avoided all of the morning traffic jams. We switched onto a different coach that was to take us to the local Lion Park. There we were treated to a short drive through different lion gardens and entertained by a very informative young guide. The real highlight was entering the lion cub enclosure where we all got to stroke real lions. The girls found wonderful shoulder bagsAs souvenirs. After lunch in the Lion Park cafe we headed for the airport with another 8 schools. The destinations included Australia, India, Canada, France, England, Germany and of course Switzerland. There were several more goodbyes before we boarded at 7pm. Ermitage school from Paris were on the same flight so we spend our waiting time together. Only one pupil managed to lose his boarding pass ( but it was later found in The Body Shop. After an Air France dinner we all settled down for a film then a good nights sleep. We were woken at 5am with the offer of a drink and a bread roll. It was not long before we were onto the Geneva flight which passed very quickly. Customs and passport control were no problem so it was onto the train to Aigle. Our half hour wait in Aigle showed that the Aiglon group of 4 had jelled together as a very happy bunch. It was sad to end a very successful trip. Everyone had lunch and a quick shower before getting straight back into school life with a drama rehearsal. There will be a few tired people tomorrow .......but it was worth it.
Leaving Camp Discovery