The kids at Julio Otonio went on an adventure for their holiday on Wednesday. Sixteen students went to visit Sinal do Vale, a farm retreat center in the Santo Antonio River valley, about an hour outside of the city. For more information about the center for exchange, experiential learning and volunteering visit their website (http://www.redeh.org.br/hotsites/sinaldovale/?lang=pt).
It was a long day full of experiential learning and exploration.
We toured the gardens, harvested lettuces for lunch and met the chickens that live there. There was also discussions about compost and additive free gardening. After a morning full of learning, the kids got a chance to put their thoughts into pictures by painting a big mural with their art teacher who now lives at Sinal, Hernan.
The day got even better when it was time to play in the pool! We ate the salad we had harvested for lunch, along with homemade veggie burgers and juice.
After all this the day continued with a hike to a waterfall! I can’t think of a better way to spend a holiday from school. Thank you to our friends at Sinal do Vale for welcoming us for the day!
We can’t wait to come back for another visit!
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