Here is your regular update on our school trips in our schools in Latin America!
It is still football crazy in Nicaragua as the school football team in La Thompson took on a neighbouring town in the local championships. It was a close match but La Thompson conquered the local side and are through to the next round. The exciting thing about the next game is that the children will be making a trip to the nearest big town Estelií and playing in the official stadium rather than a muddy dirt patch!!
Our schools in Nicaragua also took a more serious school trip this month. Due to the extensive damage caused in previous rainy seasons these past few years in the communities, the children were taken out on a field-trip to learn about landslides, flooding and how to make sure they were well prepared for the imminent rainy season and what to do in emergency situations.
When your communtiy solely relies on very delicate houses to live in a crops from their own land to live off, some preparations and changes to their lifestyle can be the difference between eating and starving for these children. Hopefully they will take what they learnt on this school trip home and help their parents prepare for the inevitable rain.
Our English class in Guatemala are also preparing for their first trip to Antigua! They are going to be interviewing Guatemalans in English about their work and how they use English on a daily basis. Most of the kids have never been to Antigua but this trip will be able to show them what potential learning a second language can be and open their eyes to job opportunities they may have only ever dreamed of.
School trips are a fantastic way to get out of the classroom, experience new things and bring back new and better ideas to the classroom and home. Thank you for supporting our school trips and allowing these children's eyes to be opened.
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