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Monday, August 5th

It was a sunny day today at Summer School.

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The clouds (mostly) stayed away.

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Today Wendi Momen gave a wonderful overview of the Bahá’í concept of peace as offered by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá during his travels in the West and Tom Price continued with his series of talks on truly engaging with the idea of service to humanity.

The children travelled to see a medieval garden in the centre of Kilkenny as part of their ‘Secret in the Garden’ programme in which they are learning about nature and the environment in general in a hands-on way.

The 11-14 year olds explored some fascinating ideas and concepts as they looked at ‘What Does it Mean to Be Human’.

While those between 15-18 studied and worked together to explore the theme of their course – ‘The Role of Youth’.  They consulted together and examined how they, as youth, can really help to change the world.

The Arts workshops – which got off to a flying start last night – were in full swing this evening.  These workshops – opened to all ages – offer skills as diverse as card-making and learning about climate change. Not to mention yoga, photography, clay modelling, choir, ukulele, drama, artistic exploration of the Baha’i Writings, walking, drawing, song writing, healthy living – and many, many more.

And some people took advantage of the balmy evening and just relaxed and chatted.

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The Courses start tomorrow.

Watch this space…

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