English Urban Summer Camp: July, Day 9

Today has been a different day, we had a visit from “Coordinadora de personas con discapacidad física de canarias”. They came to raise awareness of the difficulties that people with physical disabilities suffer each day. To start off the children were given crutches and they had to reach the other side of the playground hopping on one leg, using the crutches to help them. Afterwards in pairs they sat in a wheelchair ( one child sat and the other pushed) and they had to weave between the cones arriving at a ramp that they had to go up, this was not easy, they had to assure that the wheelchair was in line with the ramp. Once down the other side of the ramp the children reached a walker which they used to get to a table where they found themselves with a variety of activities.

First they had to complete daily chores using only one hand, open a bottle, tie laces, complete a small puzzle, button and unbutton and finally zip and unzip a jacket. Finally the children had their eyes covered (as if they were blind) and they had to use their other senses to guess what they were given using their touch and smell.
The children have learnt how hard it can be when we have one of our senses taken away.
We have really enjoyed the experience and worked together as a team to complete the tasks.

English Urban Summer Camp: July, Day 8

Hi everyone! Today, Wednesday we started the day at 8:00 am in our super Summer Camp.
The first Group that I took was the group 5, the oldest. Some of our guys were playing a football match with me and the other kids were playing tenis, basket and some different games.
Then, I caught Group 1, the smallest kids and we were playing everybody together running around the playground and playing “hiding place”.
After that, from 10:30 am until 11:15 am we had a delicious breakfast.
Then, the Group 4 came with me to the playground and play some funny games.
Immediately after them Group 2, our little ladies were playing with clay and passing the ball with the racket (obviously carefully).
Finally, we finish playing several groups together like skipping rope, splashing in the pool and having an a great great time!

English Urban Summer Camp: July, Day 7

Second week in Indonesia
Despite this heat, we still want to play xilophones, drums, crótalos, and get a little closer to this culture.
We have already learned three melodies and two dances with witch we have fun and put our skills into practice.

We love sharing theese moments of musical learning, because involuntarily they involved other intrinsic ones.

There is still work until our final function, but with hope and positivity everything is achieved .

English Urban Summer Camp: July, Day 6

Another day, another week. Today we have been practicing more summer vocabulary the older children filled out the missing letters to complete the summer words. We have enjoyed our time together, and certainly needed to refresh ourselves in the pool. The younger children did a sea shell dot to dot. In crafts we have made pai pais which is a traditional Asian fan. In sports today we have played some team games. The games haven’t stopped in our playroom and of course we have done our daily meditation 🧘‍♀ to chill out!