Hello, your GGL Emily reporting live again after another incredible day spent in Leon, Nicaragua. Today, we focused on the culture of Leon, which lead our students on some pretty interesting adventures…
We began our day with a field trip to the Xuchialt Foundation, a non-profit that teaches art, dance, and English to community members of Leon.
We were given a presentation (including live Nicaraguan music) about a traditional form of art known as sawdust carpets.
Glimpsers were then challenged to create their own!
Our second field trip of the day lead us on the bus to El Solar, a group of community activists that teach dance, exercise, and circus performances to the community. Our Glimpsers learned to salsa and to walk on stilts (and some even succeeded in salsa-ing on stilts!). I am proud to say EVERY single Glimpser challenged themselves by participating in the stilts activity.
It was a day full of learning, that required the Glimpsers to really get out of their comfort zone. I think everyone walked away with a new understanding of trust for one another, and a greater respect for the colorful culture we are currently experiencing. What a unique and incredible experience for all.