Each year, families at American School of The Hague (ASH), participate in the “four-evenings walk” (avondsvierdaagse), a national event that honors 'endurance of the Dutch and freedom' after the end of World War II.
People who participate walk for 4 consecutive evenings to demonstrate the lifting of war-time curfews, over a span of 2.5, 5, or 10 km, with villages, towns and cities across the country organizing events for their local citizens. ASH has participated in this event in Wassenaar for the last 4 years, with parent volunteer April Rutten-Gough organizing the representation of our school. This year, 2 of our High School students managed a refreshment stand, which was located along the walking route, to support the walkers during the event.
Commendably, High School student Ethan walked the maximum distance of 10x40 km, to raise funds and awareness for the ASH Nepal Service Project, with over 300 Euros raised. Avondvierdaagse is a great opportunity to connect with our local community and display the ASH school spirit and core values, as well as participating in a healthy activity which is fun for young and old, and all cultural backgrounds. Congratulations to all of the volunteer participants in making this strong connection with the local Wassenaar community.