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WYD13 Blog - Day 4: High Cinqua, Tree planting and Chicken feet


WYD13 Blog - Day 4 News Story
Photography: Alphonsus Fok

From WYD13 Pilgrim Blogger Adelle

Our second day of mission work began promptly at 10am at the schools and churches and the children were not afraid to ask our names and get to know us on a more personal level.

I assisted with teaching the children about areas of South America and assisted with their activities during their break. When it was time for them to go back into class and for us to leave them for the day, I thought it would be a good idea to give them high-fives as they were walking past me (high Cinqua, in Spanish). I failed to realise the amount of energy six-year-olds could muster into a simple high-five and was left with red, burning hands and my pain was quite amusing to some of them, even to the point of them re-joining the line to have another turn!

A day that will remain with us forever

WYD13 Blog - Day 4 News Story
Photography: Alphonsus Fok

It was all worth it to see the joy and happiness we brought to them, even though it was for a few hours, the experience of the day and the activities we shared with the children and teachers will remain with us forever.

We finished up our time at the schools early to go Juan Pablo High school to plant trees, atop a steep mountainside

We each planted at least two trees - that’s roughly 474 trees planted by Parramatta pilgrims, as a way to foster the agricultural and biodiversity of Lima.

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