The EXPLO houses face off in an intense game of Capture the Flag! Students wait stealthily behind trees, strategize in corners, and run as fast as they can across The Lawn as they attempt to bring home victory.
In Clubs, Leagues, and Activities today, students in the Game Club played video games, card games, ping pong games, and more. There was music, a lot of competition, and even more laughter to be had this afternoon.
This afternoon, The Lawn was home to an exhilarating game of Capture the Flag, where students had another opportunity to win points for their houses. The Boulders and Comets faced off against the Phoenixes and Whales, and, though the teams were neck and neck, the Phoenixes and Whales ultimately claimed victory.
EXPLO didn't have a guitar club when Session One started, so students proposed to start one! That's part of the agency and independence this program helps students to build. If they want something to happen (like a club), students can take action and responsibility to make an idea become reality.
What better way to get pumped up for the day than some salsa dancing?! Students showed off some great moves in our Sunday morning Salsa Dancing activity, learning several different steps before putting them to music.
Several students opted to start off their Sunday with some curb ball, a popular EXPLO game in which volleyball and four square are melded together, with some other unique rules thrown in there, as well. Between matches, students also faced off in a Four Square tournament.
This weekend students adventured into Bronxville! A big part of the EXPLO experience is practicing independence. Students were given supervised boundaries within the village and were able to use their time, money, and energy however they best saw fit. For some, grabbing a drink from Starbucks was their choice, and for others ice cream or CVS were top stops. All of it builds agency, and getting to explore more of New York was only an added bonus.
Students can play anything from chess to ping pong to UNO in the game room at EXPLO. We call it "The Blue Room" — because all of the walls are blue — but most students just call it fun!
An exciting part of our day today was Clubs, Leagues, and Activities, in which students can choose between a number of offerings. Several students opted to take part in Improv; they showed off their creativity and imagination while playing a number of super fun games.