Published September 13th, 2023
Lafayette elementary students spend 2 weeks studying in the Czech Republic
Submitted by Martina Heithoff
Lukas (left) and Adam (right) pose with books signed by their classmates during their last day of school. Photo provided
Lukas (9) and Adam (7) from Lafayette Elementary School spent two weeks in June studying alongside Czech students in their respective grades in the small wine-making village of Brumovice in the south east corner of the Czech Republic, which is where their mom was born and raised and where their grandparents still live. Being half Czech and speaking Czech made it easier for them to adapt and understand the subject; nevertheless, it takes a lot of courage and bravery to enter new classrooms that have already been meeting since September. Their family was proud of them for wanting to take two weeks out of their summer vacations to go back to school in a new environment where they did not know anyone. They were also very appreciative of the school director and all of the school staff for enabling this opportunity, particularly for them taking on an additional two students during the busy end of the school year period.

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