Lower Elementary Students Simulate San Alejo to Raise Money for the Foundation

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Lower Elementary Students Simulate San Alejo to Raise Money for the Foundation

Lower Elementary students run around San Alejo Fair.

Lower Elementary students run around San Alejo Fair.

Lower Elementary students run around San Alejo Fair.

Lower Elementary students run around San Alejo Fair.

Sebastián Garcés, Discoverer Staff Writer

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Over 200 guests attended as Lower Elementary students simulated the famous San Alejo Market on March 29 on the Elementary School Lawn to raise money for the school’s foundation.

In the city of Medellín, the first Saturday of every month the San Alejo Market takes place in Parque Bolívar. This market has the purpose of promoting handicrafts and establishing a  family-friendly plan. The students from lower elementary emulated this market in order to get families to go to the school, meet other students and teachers and have fun while supporting crafts made by the kids.

“I bought many things such as cookies, brownies, bracelets, minisiguí, gummies, and everything was very fun,” Martín Garcés, K-4 student, said.

A great variety of products were sold during the event. It included more than 100 people and it had many facilities in order to maintain order such as a microphone to control crowds, divide classes by colors and professionals situated strategically in order to offer any service towards the guests.

“Since the entrance, the organization of the parking, also on the inside very pretty, the decoration is precious, there’s also great music. It has been divine, divine, divine. A total spectacle,” Maria Teresa Ramírez, Columbus School Grandma, said.

Newborn Columbus School members begin to build the Columbus School image and essence within themselves and get to experience valuable moments with their loved ones and meet new people.

“It is the first time that I come and I believe that it is a very interesting fair. First of all, because it teaches kids to coexist. It is an exercise of integration between the kids besides sharing with families. It also gives them incentives to buy stuff for such economical price,” Antonio González, Columbus School Grandpa, said.

San Alejo becomes a meaningful event both in the student’s life and in the family. They get easily motivated and look forward to the event.

I believe that the students will remember it with a lot of emotion. For example, Martín, my grandchild, woke up at 4:30 in the morning because he said he had to wake up early to get ready for San Alejo,” Ramírez said.