English Urban Summer Camp: July, Day 13

Hi families! The sport of today was TENNIS! I decided to choose this sport because many children had never played tennis before and they themselves were saying that they didn’t like and they didn’t know how to play. Nevertheless, at the end of the day many of them asked me to comtinue playing and saying to me that they had liked very much. Finally we pass a great day enjoying ourselves and learning how to play to the tennis. Every day is learned something new!

English Urban Summer Camp: July, Day 12

On the meridian

We are in the meridian of the workshop, we have mastered two dances, and three melódics rhythmic accompaniments for them. As a complement to our Indonesian training, we have become familiar with the creation for a typical instrument… the bread flute. For this, with the help of our teacher, we have selected plastic canes,simulating the bambu, and we created our bread flute.

We loved the experience of seeing that we are able to créate our own instrument, wich we then play.

In these days we continue to perfect our melodies and try to play with the musical dynamics and nuances, aspect that cost us a bit for their difficulty, but we know what we are going to achieve.

Finally, just like every day, we proceded to meditated after eating, to establish a reflection of What was done during the day, and dedicate ourselves a few minutes to find ourselves in peace.
Great day today.

English Urban Summer Camp: July, Day 11

This glorious Monday morning we have started off our week learning about the sea, the children have learnt about different sea creatures. In crafts we have made our very own dolphin bracelets, we got to choose the colour of our dolphin and the beads. In our playroom time we have coloured in some sea animals and learnt their names, starfish, dolphin, seahorse and octopus. In our English lessons the children have done a variety of activities, each age group have done something slightly different. The older children have been practicing their acts for Camps got Talent, this was so much fun. Whilst the smaller children have been practicing their summer vocabulary with a worksheet and some videos, and lots of summer songs. Mainly vocabulary of objects you find at the beach.
The children have enjoyed their day, we work hard but play hard too! 🌞

English Urban Summer Camp: July, Day 10

Foamy Friday! 🐠

Friday is finally here! Today we have had our much anticipated bubble bath party.

Before breakfast we had our usual routine of activities, we got to keep up with Indonesia and it’s culture and later on we took off more and more clothes… for the huge bubble bath! During the bubbly party we did quite a few things, like warming up first: stretching our bodies, wiggling our joints and getting ready, in general, for the fun!

Shortly Before the crazy foam machine was turned on, we also did a bit of aerobics with the entertainer, she was great! We danced to Shakira, Daddy Yankee and other famous artists; we even danced to the adorable «Soy una taza.» song, all together as one big group of kitchen utensils. 🍴

The bubble bath was great, we all enjoyed the refreshing feeling of the bubbles and foam on our skin! There were so many bubbles it looked like snow, it was super fun and si similar to snow that some of us did «bubble angles» and played with the foam, creating crazy hair styles, playing volleyball with the bubbles surrounding us and so on. 😎

When it was time to go, we took our little Zinnias home, to take care of them. 🌱

See you on Monday! ☀

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.