Kids shine in swimming and music workshops

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Sunday, June 3, 2012


SUMMER ends with great memories. Our children got to experience challenging activities this summer such as engaging in sports like swimming, getting into music and arts like dance and voice lessons, learning to play instruments such as guitar, drums, piano and acoustics. Our children have talents and abilities just needing to be nurtured.

One could feel the challenge and excitement of these children as they performed the skills they learned in their summer workshops. These activities not only bring fun and excitement among the young ones but a learning experience and able to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem, widening their horizons and gaining new friends.

The Baguio Summer swimming enrollees, the beginners and the swimming clubs assisted by their coaches held their final culminating competition at the Athletic bowl swimming pool area last May 24.

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Participants were the beginners and the advance classes who exhibited the backstroke, butterfly, correct breathing underwater and swimming techniques after two months of training the basic and advance swimming lessons.

Proud parents were seen cheering their kids age 5 to 16 years old. Children are fast learners; they do have abilities and if we look deeper into their physical capabilities they can climb and meet all challenges in spite all the odds that surround them.

Councilor Peter Fianza attended the occasion, saying, “Swimming is a stimulating sport. Children not only participated but they swim to learn the skills that develop their physical strength, agility and make them healthy.”

Councilor Erdolfo Balajadia added, “He will initiate to sponsor city ordinance for the youth to indulge in sports.”

On the other hand, 375 talented young individuals performed on stage at the Musar Music Summer Recital concert held last May 28 and 29 at the SM Atrium, featuring the Musar Music 2012 summer enrollees, bands, string ensemble and Musar orchestra.

Musar had been running for 36 years developing young talents in the field of music bringing music closer to the hearts of the people. The performers were ready to rock the stage as they performed the learned concepts and skills in the art of music as their parents watched proudly.

Songs and dances were performed by the little Mozarts aged 3-7 years old and the others ages 7-16 years old composed the Musar string ensemble and Musar orchestra.

Our children have God-given talents. If we only listen to them, they have so many things to share and talk about. Let us willingly cultivate and develop their talents and guide them in the ways of righteousness to become worthy citizens.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on June 04, 2012.

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