Monday, September 5, 2011


Pre-schoolers of Crooked Tree Village School
Standard I (First Grader) student of Crooked Tree Village School 
Elementary school starts today in Belize and parents all over are excited about the prospect of sending their children back to school. The last two weeks were spent planning, buying books and supplies, and packing backpacks and covering books for September 5th.

There are the infant one (first graders) parents, all excited, but nervous that their six-year-olds are beginning a new adventure. And not to forget the parents of the pre-schoolers who are looking forward to some quality time alone with a cup of tea, but a little sad about sending their ones out to start their journey of taking on the world.
High school student from Crooked Tree Village heading to Muffles College-Orange Walk
And let's not forget the high school parents, pleased to end their children’s summer-long rest, looking forward to channeling their kids’ energy throughout the school year.

But most of all Belizean parents will be proud and smiling when they drop off their kids at school, or watch them climb aboard the school bus on September 5th. Because it means that school is back in session, and their kids are finally leaving the house after a two-month break in which many of them barely kept their sanity trying to keep themselves entertained and out of trouble.

Drivers, please drive with care….children are back in school!


Cherry Cadle said...

I love it. The children look so smart and neat in their uniforms. The little girls with their umbrellas brought back memories. I think we must be the only ones that use an umbrella to guard ourselves from the sun. I wish them all the best school year yet. Happy Reading and learning!

Linda Crawford said...

Thanks Cher, they are indeed cute. Regarding the umbrella; years ago I saw students and women in the Philippines using the umbrella to guard their faces and skin from the sun.

I think the Western women don't use the umbrella simply because of our mode of transportation; we don't walk to work or school like people in Latin America, the Caribbean, or Asia.

Sher said...

I am smiling as I'm watching the pictures with the little girls and there umbrellas...couple weeks ago a lady asked me why I was walking with an umbrella and it's not raining; my reply was....I thought a rain coat was for the rain, she look at me like I was stupid and said, I guess you are right.



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