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Spanish Classes Dance the Flamenco & Make Sculptures While Geography Classes Take in Niagara’s Geographic Splendor

Yesterday that Grade 11 and 12 Spanish classes traveled to the Gardiner Museum in Toronto to take part in both a guided tour and pottery making class.  Special exhibits included Mayan, Aztec, Inca and other Meso-American ceramic displays.  The classes made their own Meso-American sculptures. 

The day was completed with a lunch at Plaza Flamingo and a live Flamenco show. Students received an explanation of the history of Flamenco and were even given a lesson in Flamenco dancing.

Meanwhile, the Grade 9 Geography students participated in ‘Niagara Day’ – a regional geography field-trip.

Welland Canal

Stops included:  the Welland Canal (Lock 3 Museum and the Flight Locks); the Morningstar Mill (a gristmill built in 1872); traveling 250 feet above the Whirlpool Rapids on the Spanish Aerocar (a unique opportunity to view the physical geography of Niagara) and a visit to Cherry Avenue Farms est. 1799 to learn about the tender fruit industry in the Niagara Region.

Morningstar Mill
Spanish Aerocar
Cherry Avenue Farms

As told by Mr. Martinez and Mr. Ronald