The day after leading my first class here at Oye LENA, I was bundled into the van for yet another adventure; a visit to the thermal baths of Cconoc. We collected the children, and a few jam sandwiches later (after being slathered in suncream) they raced into the pool armed with plenty of inflatables. Their beaming smiles did not leave their faces for the next hour, as they splashed and played about together; it was amazing to see how much they enjoyed being in the water. I was honestly impressed with how their initial fears and doubts about not being able to swim were put aside, as they quickly got to work with just having a great time. It’s safe to say that, after all that excitement, we had a van full of sleeping children on the way back home!
By Catrin Harris