School stages Spanish pilgrimage | Kitsap Week
March 16, 2012 · Updated 12:53 PM
BAINBRIDGE — Students at The Island School will stage a Spanish pilgrimage March 19, 1:30–3 p.m., at Battle Point Park.
Students are taking the pilgrimage to learn about the arts and culture of Spain. The trail at Battle Point Park will serve as the popular pilgrimage route of Camino de Santiago, which ends at the city of Santiago de Compostela.
The pilgrim’s passport is a document stamped with official stamps and serves as a certificate of accomplishment when completed. Students will stop at various checkpoints to receive their stamps just like the real pilgrims. Students will participate in various activities at the checkpoints: learn about Spanish artists, run with the bulls, play soccer and taste tapas.
At 2:30 p.m., alumni parent Chuck Faddis will entertain pilgrims and visitors with his bagpipes, called “gaita” in northern Spain.
On March 29, 5:30 p.m. in the school’s Webster Hall, the celebration will culminate with flamenco dancing and musical performances by students. Student-made arts and crafts inspired by the study of Spain will be available for public viewing before and after the celebration.
The Island School is located at 8553 NE Day Road, Bainbridge Island. Call (206) 842-0400.