Grateful to See More of the World
This past Easter, we raised money to assist The School in a Cart band members in making a special trip to Marinduque, an island province in the Luzon island group of the Philippines (south of Quezon Province.) See our previous post for more details and essays on their trip.
CJ is 11 years old and in the 5th grade. He is doing very well in school and was recipient of The School in a Cart’s Good Grades Motivation Program.
Here is CJ’s essay on his experiences throughout their field trip to Marinduque:
“I was dizzy in the Bus. After our bus ride we took a ship. I was happy I can go to other places.
My experiences include doing some room cleaning and going fishing (in a fish pond). I am thankful to Sir Iddo (Alfredo) and Sir Nonie. I am also thankful to Tita (Aunt) Pat for accommodating us whole-heartedly.
We performed in Church(es) and I colored a moriones mask We watched a play about Jesus. I am thankful to Sir Iddo!”
CJ, Thank you for sharing your memories of your trip to Marinduque! Often times, when we write down our experiences, good or bad, it helps us in the future to reread them and remember the good times, as well as the lessons we’ve learned from hard times. I’m real proud of you all for making that trip and for sharing your music with so many people. I hope to read more from you soon!
Dear CJ, we are so proud of you for getting good grades and doing so well in school! Keep up the good work! We’re so glad you were able to go along on the trip and got to take both a bus and boat ride to a new place. Playing your guitar in churches, cleaning rooms, painting a mask–such wonderful opportunities. We look forward to meeting you in person. Keep up the good work!
CJ, Thank you for the nice essay on your trip. I see from the pictures that you play both electric and acoustic guitar. Music is good for the heart & soul as reading and studying is good for the mind. Keep up the good work