Last week, our 19 Peruvian visitors (16 students and 3 adult chaperones) departed from JFK in order to return to our sister school (El Colegio San José de Monterrico) in Lima, Peru. It was an emotional scene when our Wheatley students and host families bode farewell to the Peruvian guests.
Organized by Joan Anderson and Angel Rivero, the nine-day visit involved many activities both inside and outside of Wheatley. Students spent time visiting classes, presenting to Spanish classes, and learning more about our school. There were additional activities, such as:
- Visits to 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Center and Times Square (accompanied by Wheatley Spanish teacher Pilar Principe-Franco)
- Attendance at the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular
- Trip to Camelback Resort for an overnight stay (accompanied by Wheatley ENL teacher and several Wheatley students)
Additionally, host families provided a wide variety of activities including trips to see lower Manhattan, shopping, restaurants and more.
During their time here, the visiting chaperones met with Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Rivero to coordinate opportunities for future exchanges, including the upcoming Wheatley trip to Peru to take place this spring.