Friday, August 27, 2010

1st year Anniversary of the Panajachel Pre-school, Guatemala.

Yesterday we started the celebrations for the one year anniversary of the Panajachel pre-school. It was a really wonderful event. The mothers had hired costumes for the children, we had been lent a painted background for the play that the children performed. They did a performance of "Sleeping Beauty". The children had been practising for weeks and it was just so much fun.
The girls bringing in the Guatemalan flag at the beginning of the ceremonies.
Valeria was crowned Miss Carita Sonadoras 2010/2011. Carita Sonadoras is the name of the pre-school and it means little faces with big dreams. Valeria did a fantastic speech and we were so proud of her! The teachers did a huge amount of work to get ready for this celebration. It is a custom in Guatemala that schools celebrate their anniversaries.
Later in the evening a Torch marathon was held. We will post the photos later. Today we are having a parade in the streets with all the children in their traditional clothing ( for the girls) , blue shirts and black pants for the boys. Then back to the pre-school where the festivities will end with chuchitos, tostados, gelatina and we have a clown coming that will make it so much fun for the children.
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