Carmen Lavanchy, member of Chile’s wildly successful children’s music group, “Mazapan” visited Saint David’s on Friday to sing and play with our Lower School boys, all of whom study Spanish as part of our Spanish immersion program. Carmen, who also recently revised the entire public school music curriculum in Chile, shared games that develop musicality and rhythm skills, as well as the Spanish language. In addition, each of our Lower School classes sang a song in Spanish for her, which she loved. The boys had a terrific time learning while playing with Carmen. A minimum of three times each week our Lower School boys are fully immersed in the Spanish language and learn about the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The learning of the language, especially in the early grades, incorporates playful, visual, musical and kinesthetic activities that aid in the retention of content and, as evidenced by Carmen’s visit, make learning so much fun.