Students Ismael Kay and Emilie Gomez, both 15 years old students of the 3A class, along with Vice Principal of the San Pedro High School (SPHS), Mrs. Conchita Flota will be travelling to the United States of America in early June. The team is travelling to participate in a theatrical project in Los Angeles, California at the invitation of Los Angeles Harbor College (LAHC).
The project is scheduled for the dates June 3rd through June 10th and will feature students from around the world. The students will converge at LAHC to work on the theatrical production of "OUR WORLD V" a production which deals with environmental issues being faced by children around the world.
On Tuesday May 10th, The San Pedro Sun met with Larry and Debbie Heimgartner of the Theater Arts Department of LAHC, along with Sandra Osuma, student at LAHC and Katalil Nagy of Budapest Hungary to find out more about the program.
This marks the first year that Belize is participating in the exchange program and will be represented by two of San Pedro's very own. While in Los Angeles, the students will be joined by students from Cornwall and Barclay colleges from England, working on common projects.
Two projects that the students will be working on are two plays in a series called "Our World". The plays are written to be presented to high schools, youth groups, colleges and universities around the world, and deal with social issues facing young people around the world. They will have a total of about six performances throughout the exchange.
While the students will be engrossed in practice and rehearsals and performances, according to Mr. Heimgartner, they will have some down time. He stated that as part of the children's cultural experience and to have some fun, they are scheduled to visit Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Disneyland, Universal Studious, shopping, baseball games involving the Anaheim Angels and the New York Yankees as well as barbeques and breakfasts.
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