Last week was the end of classes for the boys before their summer vacation. The end of the academic school year was marked with a “clausura” or closing celebration. The planning began months ago and the theme of “el circo” (the circus) was selected. The parents planning the event started out with lofty ambitions. Brian attended a parents’ meeting that involved an awful lot of arguing and shouting and resulted in one family withdrawing their child from the school via an email to all parents and school employees the following day.
The kids still enrolled in the school were assigned parts for the show and given guidance about wardrobe. Patrick was given the role of “payasito” (little clown) and Danny was assigned “motociclista” (motorcyclist).
On the day of the show the boys were very excited.
The teachers spent the afternoon setting up the stage and getting the rented room ready for the event.
Patrick was a very happy clown. He and his fellow payasitos ran around in circles jumping like crazy people. One little clown, Marcos, fell right off the stage. Thankfully he wasn’t hurt and got right back up to continue his performance.
A magic show done by fellow student Brandon and his parents followed the kids’ numbers. Patrick was very impressed. “Wow,” he said. “First the grown ups did some magic but then Brandon did a trick and he’s just a kid!”
The kids had a great time and the show was very cute!