Field Trip to Bojo Beach
Our 28 students participated in a field trip to the private Bojo Beach… The kids studied about salt water (and clean vs. contaminated water), fish, boats, shells and waves. But it wasn’t until they changed into their suits (provided by Beth Brady, a Farmers’ Insurance Agent in Houston, TX) and ran through the sand that they realized all that they were learning!
We started out our excursion with a prayer for a safe journey… then all wore life preservers on the boat ride to the beach. Mohammed began singing “If you’re happy and you know it, say Amen!” “AMEN” little voices heard as they crossed the water. Later Mohammed said “I just wanted to distract the children so they wouldn’t be so afraid.” Good thinking, Mohammed!
Once on the beach, the children realized all that they had learned about salt water, sand, shells and boats. They were timid at first, but then began to play in the sand and waves. Two teams searched for shells. And others just sat in the water and waited for the waves to roll over them.
Everyone had a wonderful time! We were all exhausted and the kids slept in the bus on the way home! What a day!
This was a day of great fun and included a learning experience. It was a day to enjoy the beauty of Ghana and understand how important it is to keep our environment clean.