Visiting Diversity – A Great Education Tool For Travelling Kids
Today we are visiting Divercity. It is a three-floor center on the side of a shopping center. Here kids learn all about careers and jobs. They roleplay in an educational way. They have their own bank and are given some starter currency.
Getting to Diversity
To get here from Bogota city center we took the Transmileno and then a short bus and then a short walk.
What is Diversity?
But, they can spend their ‘wages’ on leisure, or earn a salary. So off to the bank, Explorason goes. No adults (unless they work there) can participate. We are fortunate that a worker knows some English, and he helps my son which is great for international families visiting Divercity.
Each station is a lock-in. There is a timer and the parents can leave. Parents and their child have matching swipe wrist security tags. It is a fantastic set-up.
They learn the basics of car maintenance, and how to drive as part of their education when visiting Divercity. They even get their own drivers license.
Become a Chef
Next, my son goes to cooking school at what they call a station. So I am free to go and participate in adult activities, or just watch on from a distance.
The first educational station when visiting Diversity my son attends is the University of the Future.
Hitting the Gymnasium
Explorason then spends some of his hard earned wages at the gym. He loves interactive boxing and spends time working out. I couldn’t get him out of this gym.
Working At The Lab (Chocolate Lab that is)
Making New Friends
Whilst Explorason enjoys his education, I meet an American-Colombian Christian family and the kids speak English. Yeah! And my son loves it. The kids team up for activities together and the parents chat. We head to the adult floor for relaxation time and we also do a Colombian cooking class.
Train To Be A Firefighter
Meanwhile, the kids are training to be firefighters whilst visiting Divercity today. They simulate a real fire for them to put out – and they ride the truck.
The highlight of the afternoon was a long 2-hour production. The kids go to the TV station to make their own news program. As we have to help with Spanish – English interpretation, this is a long, long event. But my son gets to do his own news spot. They can see themselves on the monitor.
Our new friend’s son David is so lovely as he reads his spot. He is really confident.
The kids finally make their mock “live” production and we are able to buy the DVD at the end.
We spent the entire day here. It was well worth it and there was enough to do to fill the day and more.
What a fabulous educational day. As we take the bus back to our area, I am absolutely wiped out. We safely get back just by dark. A great day visiting Diversity that I’d highly recommend to all families visiting Bogota.
Questions and Comments
- Has your family ever been to a Diversity?
- If so which one and what did you think?
- Would you take your kids here if you visit Bogota?
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