It was another interesting day in Segovia! The school we are visiting only has 700 students, is a private, catholic school and has all grades from 3 years old up to 17 years old! Today was a big day – they had a celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the “birth” of their school! The entire building was transformed into a fair- the older students set up rooms for the little ones to have their faces painted, they were making balloon animals, they had kareoke and fortune tellers, a haunted house and the best part was the assembly that they prepared. Since there are all ages, 3 different assemblies were prepared by the 11th and 12th graders. Los Americanos were included! (that’s us…haha)
They asked us if we could do some sort of musical performance, typical of the U.S.A., for the assembly. As you can imagine, the pressure was on- but the group handled it beautifully! They decided on “Cotton Eye Joe” and had about 20 minutes in total to practice. As you can see from the video- it was AWESOME! They had to perform 3 times, for each age group and it turned out fantastic. The kids were all clapping and screaming with excitement- and Luke even donned a cowboy hat and painted a mustache on especially for the occasion. It was so much fun to be included in such a large and very important event at the school.
The evening ended with a Verbena (a dance) at the school for grades 7-12. Everyone got out on the dance floor and really enjoyed themselves- different, but great! I think that’s what everyone is learning- differences are just that- different…we are really lucky to have this experience! Thanks to Pedro, once again, for organizing a fun filled day. We are off to Salamanca, Spain tomorrow!