The Columbus School
March 10, 2008
To: Alejandro Carrasquilla, Borugo Ltda.
From: Robyn Miller, Principal
On behalf of the Columbus School, students, parents, teachers and myself, I want to express my appreciation for the wonderful opportunities your agency provided to know and enjoy the Amazon. Our experiences in the jungle, nearby villages and on the rivers are ones that we will never forget. The sights, smells, sounds and colors of the Amazon are rich with positive memories that none of us will forget.
We cannot stop talking about how wonderful this excursion was for everyone. And we are coming back next year! The students in 7 th grade are excited about coming next year when they are 8 th graders. The teachers are waiting eagerly to see who will get to supervise this field trip again. I would love to see it again, but may end up giving this amazing opportunity to my vice-principal for him to experience next year.
What made the trip even more enjoyable was to be with the guides. They are all hard-working, knowledgeable and caring people. The whole trip was organized very well, including being flexible for our group needs and climate changes. The guides are friendly, patient and built relationships quickly with the students and the adults, as well as communicated very effectively for everyone to understand and enjoy the experiences even more. They made us all feel very safe and well taken care of. The day trips and all the activities were incredible. My favorite part was canoeing at night through the jungle by the light of the full moon!
This field trip was a life-changing experience for all of us. We will remember you, your guides and most of all, the Amazon. We are so fortunate to have visited this spectacular region and we can never thank you enough for helping us experience it so completely.
Best wishes to all of you,
Robyn Miller, Principal of The Columbus School