Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wontanara!

Session 6 is off and running at BES! We have 4 fabulous workshops this session including African Dance, Joy of Nature, Yoga, and Scholars Club. Here are some photos of students enjoying their first day of workshops this past Tuesday.


In our Yoga workshop, the students work on a breathing exercise where they lay on their stomachs and try to use their breath to blow a lightweight ball around the circle. What a neat and fun way to improve breath control! 

In Scholars Club each week, after completing homework assignments and projects, students gather and learn how to do a basic magic trick. Students receive a list of instructions, which they must read, explaining how the trick is done, and then they practice performing the trick. These students really dazzle!

In their first class with African Dancer extraordinaire, Soriba Camara,  these students learn the basic steps and movement to the Kuku, a traditional Guinean dance. After learning different steps, students participate in a cultural exploration of Guinean drumming and culture. Students enthusiastically learned a typical Guinean greeting, " Wontanara!!" Which means, " We are together, we are a family!"

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Aren't they fantastic?


Stay tuned for pictures from our Joy of Nature workshop. The student were so busy exploring outside that we weren't able to snap any pictures!  Can't wait to see the fun learning they have planned this session! 

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