Many talents were discovered and furthered
This year is the first year that the Diospi-Suyana-School can provide an extensive holiday programme. Under Luis Poma Tacuri‘s, a primary school teacher, headship a team of teachers laid on interesting workshops during the month of January, ranging from modern dance, painting and textile work to oratory and chess. There was a theatre club for budding actors and for the fully-trained sportsmen three types of sport.
In Peru the summer holidays last for ten weeks. Thanks to our holiday programme boredom could not find any footing what so ever. The programme focused mainly on promoting talent. The pictures show snapshots of the grand final event to which all parents were invited. The success of the courses we offered has also resulted in pupils from other schools applying to the Colegio Diospi Suyana.
At the same time 50 pupils were getting ready for the resits: over the course of one month they had lessons during the week and extensive exams at the weekend. The good news is that all pupils passed the exams at their second attempt! Congratulations!
Currently our teaching team is working on the school’s syllabus. Only recently – with considerable delay compared to Europe – has “competence orientation” started to play a role in Peruvian schools. The aim is to prepare the pupils adequately for our globalised and quickly-changing society. This paradigm shift requires not only a change of mindset as regards the teaching, but also as regards the exam structure. We thank everyone who prays for our pupils and teachers./CB