One of the participants, Declan, was kind enough to bring his guitar and played some Christmas songs to those in Ecuador. The video below is of an improvised version of 'silent night', a song the Ecuador families knew in Spanish. To end the night the families in Ryedale and the families in Ecuador joined together to sing a few verses of 'We Wish you a Merry Christmas' led by Declan on the guitar.
Some photographs were sent from Ecuador to educate Ryedale families about life in South America. Some photographs of local life in Ryedale and from the museums collection, were sent to Ecuador in exchange. See the Ecuador photographs below, including some drawings that children in Ecuador drew for us.