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Friday March 30- Our last day: Community Service

March 30, 2012


Friday March 30- Our last but very satisfying day:  Community Service


The WHHS Students spent the  morning at the  public  school in the Bamu community, 1 km north of Puerto Jimenez -  the "Escuela  Bambu",  to accomplish two projects: Paint the Lunchroom and prep the area behind the  lunchroom for a vegetable garden.  This community service project was supervised by Kristin the energetic Peace Corp Volunteer living here in Puerto Jimenez.   Kristin Lucas, from Virginia has been in CR for 1.5  years and her term continues through December 2012. She  is fluent in Spanish and then graced  our Lodge final dinner with her effervescent presence.  A shining example of all that the Peace Corps represents. 


After the hard work in the sweltering heat, the Cafeteria, now  with a fresh coat of baby blue paint and the garden hoed and weeded to create three furrows,  we were treated to an authentic CR lunch of  spiced hearts of palm, CR Coleslaw, rice and beans and homemade burgers.   Upon return to the Lodge, a siesta  in hammocks under the shaded canopy lulled by the shrieks of the pair of macaws that live on the property and the howler monkeys,  followed by a hot  "cuppa tea"  - Mrs. Ashdown's special  (with ginger and lemon grass from the Cocoa Plantation)  rejuvenated the sunburned children, who  are now  packing and preparing their acts for tonite's talent show.






Tags: costa rica , osa peninsula , rainforest study , student travel

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Proud of our WHHS students. Can't wait to have you all home. Talent show? Good time, John, to exercise those yodeling skills! Worth lugging the lederhosen to CR, aye? Be sure to thank your chaperones for bringing you back in one piece and with no extra critters in your luggage. I mean it.
Hallinans 7:03PM 03/30/12