Learning Outside the Classroom

On May 1st the eighth grade took a trip to Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges.

Students Playing Indonesian Gamelan Music

In the morning, the groups attended a workshop at Smith where they got the chance to play traditional Indonesian Gamelan music.

They got a chance to try different traditional instruments and receive instruction from Smith’s Gamelan professor.
This experience is part of their world music studies.
In the afternoon the students continued to Mount Holyoke for a museum visit to the Chinese exhibition and the meditative Japanese tea house as part of their history course.