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Journey: Session 6, Week 3

Welcome back to the third week of the sixth session’s Journey newsletter!

In this week of Quest, we embraced life by learning a new skill; juggling. It was frustrating for some people at first, but something everyone was proud of once they learned it. We also faced death this week. We were asked questions about the afterlife, whether or not we believe in it, and we brainstormed ideas on what we think our afterlife would look like. Over the next few weeks, we will create our own picture of what our heaven will look like.

In Genre, we read poems and reflected on them again. The poems we read include If, Invictus, and A Dialogue Of Self and Soul, one for each day of Genre. The poems talked about bravery when facing death, being in control of one’s life, and a debate between physical self and soul. We were asked to create a collage for our favorite poems at the end of the week. The collage included images of what we thought each poem would look like.

This week we had two Civs, just like normal, except one was different this time. In our first Civ, we learned about the invisible hand- a way for the economy to grow and help itself - by doing nothing. Letting the economy be, we learned, is one good way for it to prosper. Our second Civ was based on that. In each session, we have one hands-on project, where the Journey learners are able to create their own projects in any way possible, as long as they are based on something we have learned. One example of what we created this week was a drawing of the invisible hand.

But the main event of the week, the one everyone was looking forward to, was the Acton Olympics!! The Olympics took place on Thursday and lasted the whole day. Some of the activities we had included soccer, kickball, tug-of-war, and bridge contests, to name a few. The competitions were split into Sparks and Discovery/Journey, and we won at the end of the day!!! Everyone worked super hard, and in the end, it paid off.

This was a very exciting and pretty competitive week (with the Olympics), but overall a really good one. Thanks for reading!

Written by a Journey learner

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