UNION, NJ – Third and fourth grade Hispanic Heritage Club members at Connecticut Farms School got the chance to listen and dance to traditional Hispanic music at their last club meeting last week.

“I created this club for my students to actually experience the Hispanic culture,” said club organizer and Spanish teacher Gina Lisa-Fernandez.  “The Hispanic cultural experience is expansive, and I wanted to showcase some of its many facets through traditions, art, food and dance in the Hispanic Heritage club.”

The Club ran for three sessions after school during Hispanic Heritage Month and concentrated on helping students share knowledge and experiences about countries where Spanish is spoken.  The purpose of the after-school program was to foster interest in Hispanic culture and to provide an opportunity to practice Spanish language and learn about the Hispanic culture in an informal setting.

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"It was really great,” said club member Abigail.  “I got to experience Spanish culture while spending time with my friends.”

“During the meetings, the goal was to offer exposure to the Spanish-speaking world and its diverse cultures," said Lisa-Fernandez.