The Schoolyard, pre Construction
Here I can take you on a virtual tour of the schoolyard and introduce you to some of my new and awesome Russian little friends!!! I brought them some of the new balls and they could not stop telling me about how excited they are for the new schoolyard! These students are first graders. We will break ground on Wednesday. The first stage will be pulling up the current weeded reminents of asphault and laying down a new asphault basketball court. Then we will install brand new equipment, which the school director and I are going to go shopping for in a nearby city. Then the final phase of construction will be purchasing and installing a very import cover system. Basically this is a piece of equipment that will protect the court and installed equipment in the winter, promoting long jevity for the new facility and programs! This system is the top priority of the school principle, because he explained to me that without it, we could be back at square one after the winter. After this process, I am going to take out the lawn mower and me and some students are going to carve out a soccerfield like space and install some nets. I am very excited that the children are eager to participate in all the efforts of this project. All construction will be complete by the time I head home on June 17th. Throughout the next two weeks I am going to continue running some recreational programs and teaching the kids all sorts of playground games. In addition, I will be visiting English classes at the school and helping whenever I can!