Romeo 6 has been having a great time in the community of Miraflor in Nicaragua for over a week now. With the foundations of the pre school already completed by the previous group, we have been busy building the wall and the terrace – a task which involved a lot of cement mixing, pick axing and digging.
We’ve also had the chance to teach some English at the school. Every day, two of us give a 30 minute lesson teaching things such as numbers, animals and basic conversation. When we are not at the school, we are usually spending time with our Nicaraguan families. So far, a lot of us have had the chance to milk a cow, feed chickens, see one day old calves and chicks and even kill a chicken for dinner!
The families have all been incredibly welcoming and we have been served some great Nicaraguan food. Although we don’t all speak Spanish, we have been able to get on and have fun with the community.
On Sunday, on our day off, we organised a little sports day with all the children. Despite our initial anxieties, we had a great turn out and all of us enjoyed the egg and spoon race, 3 legged race, bin bag game, wheelbarrow race and football, although some of us found it hard to suppress our competitive streaks! We finished with a prize giving ceremony, in which all the participants received sweets, coke or crisps.