Bon Voyage: Africa

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Published on July 26, 2013

A visit from two African friends, Susie and her brother Casey.

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“Boom, Boom Boom,” says Landon and Laci Vincent.

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Brayden Thomas waiting to go in to Miss Judy’s International Airport

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Captain Nicklas Bixby was on hand to help on the trip to Africa.

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Claire Wiseman taking pride in her skills at decorating her African Drum.

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Claire Wiseman munching on corn on the cob on their trip to Africa during the Springdale Public Library Storytime summer program.

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“Daddy, you’re doing a great job at helping me with my Africian drum,” says Hayley.

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Douglas Baker decorating his African Drum.

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Douglas Baker decorating his African Drum.

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Flight Attendant Judy reading a story about an African animal, the giraffe.

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Hayley Earle, Leah Dicks and Laci Vincent enjoyed beating their African drum they made.

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“I Love this African Banana dessert, Miss Judy,” says Caylee Osmond.

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Keon and his friend Reiji visiting from Japan enjoyed making the African Drum with help from Leah’s Mom, Sachiko.

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Leah and her friend Reiji visiting from Japan enjoyed making the African Drum.

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Librarian Judy Hamilton explaining about a special man who lives in Africa, NELSON MANDELA.

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Setsu Tamura and her son Ouri visiting from Japan enjoyed making the African Drum.

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These two girls, Caylee and Savannah are working hard decorating their African drums with a little help from their Moms.

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The Airbus 4184 at the Springdale Public Library TD Summer Program was en route to another destination on Wednesday night with 25 passengers aboard. Their destination this week on the Airbus 4169 was AFRICA.

Flight Attendant/Librarian Miss Judy showed all the children on the map where they were going and went over the rules once again. This was followed by the singing of the weekly Airplane song.

The boarding call was made for all of them to proceed to the Ticket booth with their passports in hand, and getting the information on the weather in Africa, the latitude/longitude and the Altitude as the loud sound of the Airbus 4169 could be heard by everyone.

The flight to Africa lasted 12 minutes when we all heard the beating of the African drums in the distance as we all went through security. We were greeted by a beautiful African dancer who welcomeed us to her home.

There were animals all around us surrounded by jungle leaves. Librarian Judy showed all the children the African flag and a stuffed elephant, giraffe, monkey and tiger that could be found in the African land.

The children learned that they farm for a living and that the most popular sport is soccer. In Africa they love to eat corn and banana and some ride bikes for transportation. Librarian Judy showed them a picture of a very special man who would be celebrating his ninety-fifth birthday, Nelson Mandela.

She explained to them that he picked up for his friends when they were bullied by the white people years ago. For that he went to jail for 27 years for what he believed in. She explained to them that they would learn the details about him when they are much older. She then read a story about the dancing giraffe in Africa and they got to meet two special African puppet friends, Susie and Casey who entertained them with African animal songs.

The highlight of the trip to Africa is when they all got to make their own African drums and got to beat them to the African music while the African dancer danced for them. The parents, children and flight crew got to share some African dancing too.

The time came for them to have a snack. They were all served corn on the cob as their meal and an African Banana desert after. The boarding call for the flight back to Newfoundland was announced so they all had to go through security and board. Before they knew it they were greeted once again by their moms and dads at Miss Judy’s International Airport.

It was a trip to Africa that everyone will remember. Keep reading to find out where the Airbus 4169 will be going next week!

Organizations: Bon Voyage, Airbus 4184, Springdale Public Library TD International Airport

Geographic location: Africa, Newfoundland

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