Today, all 47 Island School students accomplished a very large task–becoming SCUBA certified or completing their first kayak exploration. Our community became one again as the kayak group pulled into the harbor, reuniting with their friends. The SCUBA groups all Continue reading
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Students breathing bubbles at Tunnel Rock
Sunday night, as we (K1) sat under the stars, Remo pointed out constellations. The stars were shining brightly and with a laser pointer, Remo directed us to Orion, Canus Major, Taurus, Ursa Major, and several others. I’ve lived here for over seven months, but I’ve never spent that much time looking up at the sky. The students leaned back in their Continue reading
Yesterday was the second day of SCUBA week. We got to sleep in a little bit and everyone was on time to morning circle at 7:30 which means we are one pebble closer to a party! Yesterday all the SCUBA groups went out for two dives. In the morning, two groups saw a hammerhead shark at the Saddle, and in the afternoon another group got to also see the hammerhead. Most groups made it down to 35 feet at Tunnel Rock. From what we’ve heard everyone had a great experience diving and can’t wait to get back out today. Props to G-Rap!
-Maddie H. and Luke S.
Today was the first day of SCUBA/Kayak week and the IS community was divided into two separate groups. Some left for the beginning of their first 3-day kayak expedition, good luck to them! SCUBA started for the rest of us, and for many was the first breath underwater we had ever taken. The amazing underwater world, where we all gazed at Continue reading
I awoke this morning to a howling wind and thought to myself “uh-oh”. But by the time we gave K1 and K2 kayak trips a big group hug around the flagpole, the wind had already begun to settle
Friday night and Saturday were like a breath of fresh air to The Island School. I felt like everyone had been holding their breath from the day we got here, and it took a rural Bahamian softball game on Friday night to get us to let it out. Last night and today got us to relax, Continue reading
I never pictured a math class consisting of taking a boat to a sandbar, rubbing sand on my face and learning about ooids, but that was exactly what we did for our first math class here at the Island School. The class really showed me how hands-on my experience Continue reading
We began day two with a wonderfully late start- we only got up at 7:30 for an introduction to our daily chores. After breakfast we had our first history lesson entitled “When are we?” where we enlightened each other with the Bahamian facts we Continue reading
Wow! What a wonderful way for the students to spend their first night off. Last night we traveled to Rock Sound to watch a local slow-pitch softball game. The league leaders, the Rock Sound Defenders, lost an exciting bout against Continue reading