Hampton Bays students enrolled in the district’s life skills program recently gained real-life experience through two hands-on field trips.

Middle and high school students took part in a free workshop with Alvaro Restrepo and his dance troupe, El Colegio del Cuerpo, on Oct. 26. Held courtesy of the Parrish Art Museum and the Watermill Center, the workshop offered students an opportunity to engage with the performers in therapeutic dance and movement. The entertainers also mesmerized the students with a performance that focused on the arts and culture of Colombia. 

Moving from the stage to the barn, on Nov. 1, high school students spent a day at Spirit’s Promise Horse Rescue where they learned how to clean stables, groom and exercise horses, and collect eggs from chicken coops. The visit allowed the students to build upon their vocational experiences and skills.