On those days that we get to practice (last week was sporadic because we had several rainy days) we must go about 5 blocks to the practice field. Since we are going through some strong gang territory, Ms Candi is not comfortable with our students walking to practice. So I have been loading 2 teachers and up to 11 students into the little Ford Ranger Pickup and driving to practice at about 3:45 pm. (I really should try to get a picture of that but when we finally get them all in the truck, we don’t want to spend too much time fiddling around taking photos.)
We practice until somewhere between 5:00 and 5:30 and then I drive the students back over to Canal Street where they can start their trip home. Some walk, one rides a bike, some catch a bus.
Note 1: This brings up the question of a bus for the school. You may hear more about this soon.
Note 2: If you look at the background of some of the photos you will get an idea of the surroundings near the practice field.
This is all very new to me. I have absolutely no idea how good we are or will be. I’ll know more when we compete in the Inter-Institutional Athletic Competition a week from Wednesday.
A week from Wednesday? Are you kidding me? We’re not ready, I just know it. Oh wait, I always felt this way before the first competition of the season.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
(Have you figured out that you can click on a picture and get a larger version?)