The kids in Peru at Jean Claude Colin School are getting excited at the possibility of what most take for granted, proper playing fields.In a country where football is a very popular game, students at Jean Claude Colin school have been without a football field. However things began to change this week as the piles of dirt were bulldozed into place so that the ‘bomb crater’ and ‘inner lakes’ now look like a clay sports pitch, and as soon as they saw a bit of flat land they had their ball out and began playing.
The red dirt “field” its a temporary measure because at the other extreme of the grounds all cordoned off for the moment is the development of the two concrete pitches. They can’t wait for that and neither can their parents who on the other hand seem to have become somewhat less keen at the sight of their reddened children’s clothes.
In three weeks there will be a small soccer pitch, a regular sized volleyball court and basketball court.
It’s not all sport at Jean Claude Colin School, and on Monday the walls of the second floor of the school began to be erected.
The work has been part of a “Big Push” organised by Marist Principal, Fr Tony O’Connor and has a mix of trades-people and school involvement.