The first two weeks of March saw the staff in school for in-service training. They were quite intense days with long hours but on the last day there was a very pleasant celebration, with cakes, for the staff with birthdays in January, February or March.
Letters from Zapallal
I’m afraid there won’t be too much news this time as I returned from England in the middle of February. I left very mixed weather behind and came to hot and muggy conditions.
Early in the month we had the elections for the school council (municipio). This is a legal requirement with all the trappings of a general election. Parties are formed (three this year), propaganda is distributed and there is a debate when the three parties reveal their manifestos.
I’m writing this on a hot, sunny afternoon which has been the pattern for quite a while now – as have been the complaints about the heat. The roofing over the balconies and the netting over the assembly area are definitely proving their worth.