Today the kindergarten department held a party to celebrate the 5 years they've been at the school. We ate cake, sang songs and danced with the children... a great way to spend a morning!
20.05.2010 - 21.05.2010 25 °C
Day 13 in Cusco - 21st May
Today I was scheduled onto the kindergarten lesson with my partner in crime Charlie. We’d been busy the previous night preparing for the lesson. However, we found out in the morning that it was the anniversary of the first kindergarten class in Peru and the class was having a party to celebrate. This meant, in typical Peruvian style, that our lesson might or might not take place! To add to the celebrations, Santusa our occasional chef had baked a couple of cakes for the class.
We arrived at the class with all our craft materials and lesson preparation to find the party in full swing… so… what could we do? We joined in! A little girl grabbed my hands and pulled me to dance with her and her friends, and we spent the next hour dancing to Spanish children’s songs and singing with the children. Our class proved very popular that morning and we had about 30 to 40 children, with 3 other volunteers (who had heard there was cake!) joining in too.
Once we’d tired from dancing, we gathered the children together and the teacher’s encouraged them to sing happy birthday to themselves in both Spanish and English. The sound of little voices singing “cumpleaños feliz” filled the air, as the children celebrated their education.
We handed out slices of cake to the other teachers and enjoyed the celebrations for the rest of the morning.