Tag Archives: Surfing

Hamlin Girls Are Surfing

This year Hamlin students are surfing as part of our After School Academy (ASA). ASA offers many exciting enrichment classes that emphasize the arts and movement. Class sizes are limited to ensure one-on-one attention, and that students collaborate and develop friendships with girls in other grades. We use a trimester system that gives students several opportunities to try out something new throughout the year.

On Fridays, girls surf with the organization RobinHood Adventures at Muir Beach in Marin County. The core curriculum is surfing technique and water safety, in addition our students are introduced to the practices of Noble Speech, Accountability, Perseverance, and Leadership. RobinHood Adventures provides “an open space for our youth to unwind from the school day and connect with nature through the magic of surfing.” Friday is a (All Girls) group led by Leona Seney. Girls of all ages and skill range get a chance to have a session of their own.

To learn more, please visit: https://robinhoodadventures.org/

VIP Public Speaking in Grade 4

Throughout the academic year students in Grade 4 engage in dynamic public speaking in front of the entire Lower School, along with parents and faculty. Girls talk about some of their favorite things, share specifics about one topic in particular, then take 3 questions from the audience.

Today, girls spoke about the following:

Liliana spoke about her love of waterskiing.

Paige spoke about her love of surfing.

Sasha spoke about her love of baking.

Georgia spoke about her love of singing and then performed “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift.

For many girls, this is the biggest speaking event of their lives so far. They practice, work through nerves, and ultimately thrive from the experience. In the coming days another group of Grade 4 students will have the opportunity to take the stage and be VIP speakers.