Spring Block Day 2019
Block Days at ACS are about community, exploration, and taking a break. For the latest one from earlier this week, the 8th graders split into six groups to visit Gravity Climbing Center, the National Polytechnic Museum, the National History Museum, Kokolandia, the Zoo Park, and to hike from Zheleznitsa to Bistritsa on the Vitosha 100 trail. Some of their older peers visited the Parliament where they learned more about the building’s architecture and the institution’s history and even got to witness the first Parliament session after the latest elections. For the second half of Block Day, these students split in groups to visit different cultural points of interest: The National Art Gallery, Museum of Natural History, Sofia Synagogue and Kvadrat 500 - the so called “Bulgarian Louvre”, where they marveled authentic Bulgarian masterpieces. Other students chose to stay on campus and watch the American classic film “A League of Their Own” and discuss it with special guest and expert on baseball and softball US Vice-Consul James Stuhltrager. Later, they played some softball themselves at the green field behind “Sanders”. Yet another group took a field trip to historic Koprivshtitsa for a taste of the Bulgarian revival architecture and spirit. With nothing blocking the sun on that day, it is safe to say it’s been a great Block Day at ACS.