The kids have been participating in One Book, One School. They have been reading A Long Walk to Water which is a short novel which includes two stories. The first story is about Nya, an eleven-year-old girl living in Southern Sudan who must make two long walks to fetch water for her family each day. The second, and main story is based on the true life experiences of Salva Dut, who is forced to flee the war in Southern Sudan when he is eleven years old, and spends many years as a refugee before returning to Southern Sudan to drill wells which bring water to remote villages.
The goal for Monday's walk for water activity is for the kids to get a glimpse into what Nya does on a daily basis. It is also a great way to get the kids moving and hopefully have a little fun.
Please make sure the kids know to dress appropriately for the weather. They should wear comfortable shoes for walking and be dressed for an hour outside. If it rains, the walk will take place indoors.
We are looking for some parents to help out with the day's activities. Parents must have their clearances to volunteer. Thank you.