Today we got up at the usual time and ate our fantastic breakfast at the Vista. From there we hopped in the vans and headed to a new school, Jubilee Academy. We headed up to the school Chapel and were greeted by the school’s students with dancing, songs and bracelets (many of us teared up). Our team’s girls did their bible story and it went over great. After chapel the students left and Sir Dan explained the history of constructing the school. Then we had a tour of the building and got straight to work. We formed a line that went up the staircases and began passing buckets of sand from the ground up four floors. After an hour and a half we stopped and had meriander, then headed back to the vista for lunch. After an amazing lunch of noodles garlic bread and mangoes we got ready to go out on the boat. We walked along the beach and quickly boarded our vessel, Mr Beacham stayed behind to principal. We first headed out to a beautiful spot and snorkelled, every single one of us got in and had a great time. We hopped back in and headed to a small island just off Boracay, where we walked up and saw our cliff diving destination. There were jumps from 10, 9, 7, 5 and 3 metres. We all had a blast jumping of the planks, less so swimming back to the ladders. Again we had an outstanding level of participation with everyone bar our injured few joining in. We headed back to the boat and after one more snorkelling spot we returned to the Vista. After a challenge to find our dinner at Aloha bistro and cafe, we all succeeded thankfully, we all indulged in delicious food. Then the boys and girls separated and headed to massages and a nail salon respectively. At the end everyone returned safely home to the Vista, and Mr Beacham revealed his final challenge for the day. First came the pig intestines and livers, before the big guns came out, Balut. Balut is a fertilised chicken egg. Only the most courageous of us gave the Balut a shot, Astrid, Emily, Sarah, Jamie and Josh. Then we headed to bed ready for lugaw day tomorrow.
By Jenn C, Keegan N, and Lorien H.