With the end of July our commitments are nearly at an end: the first part of the summer was really busy!
There were countless activities for grown-ups and kids, making the most of the weather which at last gave us warm but windy days.
First of all the Sailing School concluded three summer camps for the associationsSave the Children/Punto Luce, Educativa territoriale Quartieri Spagnoli and La locomotiva- la collina dei ragazzi.
More than 30 kids took part in exercise classes to improve balance, coordination and motor ability, took to the water and some swam for the first time in the sea, and needless to say others had the thrill of helming a real boat driven by the wind. Just like real pirates!
The kids in the advanced group improve day by day, hoping for a place in the race team. They worked really hard, increasing in self-confidence and getting a perfect feeling with the boat, the Optimist, tackling tough winds and seas. A growth path that saw these fantastic kids face up to their worries and fears, tackling them and dominating them and, as they themselves said, becoming brave little sailors.
The kids of the racing teams trained hard, beginning to form new crews for the 420 class, whileMarianna and Adriana finished their preparation for the single-handed youth Championships in Bari from September 5-8.
But at the Mascalzone Latino Sailing School this summer the talk was not just about sailing and sport: thanks to two precious collaborators, Anna and Carla, space was found to dedicate to “slowness” and “boredom” that can give rise to creativity, inventiveness and thought. A space to read and enjoy the plot of an exciting book that lets you travel with your imagination to explore new worlds and have new adventures.
Finally, with the youngest kids, every Wednesday we took part in activities promoted by the municipality:i luoghi delle fiabe organised by the association i teatrini, as part of the Naples summer initiative 2019. The idea was that every fable ends with a motto or moral that can teach the kids about the value of life, how to behave properly and avoid dangers and bad deeds.
In short, everything always has something to teach, a chance for self-improvement that can improve the future of these kids.
Have a good summer everyone!