Our fourth day was just as wonderful as the previous. We go to meet more awesome kids and teach some frisbee. We had another great breakfast at the hotel before heading out on the ride to Guatemala City. We arrived at Safe Passage and helped in English classes with middle and high school kids again. The classes were conversation style this time and we got to talk to the kids all about their hobbies, families and favorite things. Many of the kids were shy and others were very interested in our lives. All of us found a few themes among the answers to our questions including black and sky blue as favorite colors, a liking of math and a love of soccer.
|Virginia lists some of her interest for the kids|
Next we had went to "Escuelita" to teach another frisbee class to high school age kids. This group was very enthusiastic and did well at learning the throws and catches. We started again with the tortilla, bear, crab and chicken catch from the day before as well as the the backhand and then the flick throws. We played a throwing game that started with two partners very close and then with a completed catch each person took a step back. If a pass was incomplete then the pair returned to the closest distance. The girl I was throwing with was not discouraged even when she dropped it or the wind caused our throws to soar over our heads, which happened frequently. Instead she laughed and ran back to the center to try again. It was encouraging to see their enjoyment of the game.
|Partners at different distances during our throwing game|
Our group arrived back to the CRE early from frisbee so we helped out in the kitchen again. The kitchen staff was a lively group who teased and joked in rapid Spanish while they worked. We listened to pop tunes and danced as we served food and washed dishes. Meg, Virginia and I marveled at the incredibly large cooking pots and vats of stew and rice. One of the best things about serving today was that we could recognize and greet some of the students from English and frisbee classes. The meal was delicious and as every other day was accompanied by tortillas.
|Meg, Virginia and I serving lunch|
|Tristan and Francisco |
|Nate and his partner wanted to keep reading|
|A younger participant tosses his backhand|
All the best!