It was a real blast of an experience! I went on the plane by myself to Geneva, Switzerland. I was quite scared because I was one of the first people to arrive there. We stayed in the boarding school and I had a roommate from Poland. The rooms were compact, not very big but awesome!
On the first day of lessons, I didn’t know what to expect and was worried that maybe I would get lost on the campus (It’s quite big). We met up at one of the buildings and met two of our teachers - Mr Michael and Ms Jessica. I didn’t realize that I was the first person to have a lesson with Michael but he was fun. He said that on the second last day, we were going to be performing! The rest of the day was either theory, conducting, rhythm and groove, body awareness, and yoga.
After lunch, it was Festival choir, (we were also performing in that) and Performance class. Classes started at 9:00 am and went on until 5:00 pm. On the middle saturday, we went to a chocolate factory and the cheese factory and had a tour around it. In the chocolate factory, it was felt like we were actually there because it was like the history of the Cailler chocolate but we were in the scene! The cheese factory wasn’t as cool but we got to watch the people make the cheese!
On the second to last day we performed. I was so scared because I was the first person to perform for the Piano group. I think I did quite well (I don’t have the recording yet) but a few minor mistakes. Overall, the thing I liked most about the the camp was the teachers, the friends I made and the lessons. The camp lasted for 2 weeks but during the camp, it felt like it was only 5 days. I absolutely loved the camp and really want to go back next year!
Man Nghi, Year 7 Student at An Phu Secondary