After waking up in damp, freezing weather at 6:30 am at a local campground, everyone was ready for a hot shower! Too bad there was no hot water! Because these students have learned to be resilient, they preserved and focused on maintaining an attitude of gratitude. Today grade 9 went to a beautiful farm and had a cultural immersion experience. They cleared land, dug up sweet potatoes, made dumplings and vegetable dishes; then, they planted seeds of Bok Choi. They interviewed the farmer with translation help from Jasper and Sun! It was a wonderfully diverse, active and busy day.
To sum up another experience of hands on service, we allow the words of Caper to settle in… “Farming makes me appreciate what I have in my plate.”