Letters from Zapallal
We are in the period of obligatory earthquake drills. So far we have had two and there is a third one to come very shortly. It’s interesting that when the alarm goes without warning everything is done quickly and slickly. When the time is known, as for example these drills, it appears more leisurely, if the whole school assembling in given places in under a minute and a half can be called leisurely.
The second round of the presidential elections took place on 5th June. Unlike at the first round the weather was very pleasant and yet there didn’t seem to be a lot of activity. Other years there were long queues outside the polling stations with armed soldiers patrolling. All the early voting showed a very close race with votes from abroad possibly the deciding factor.
I am writing this on a lovely sunny Saturday morning with the only sound being the bouncing of basketballs as some of our younger pupils hone their skills. I’m writing a bit later than usual but I thought I would wait until we had the celebrations for Mother’s Day.
Happy Easter! May your lives during this lovely season be filled with all Easter blessings, especially love and peace. Plenty of sunshine here but I do miss the daffodils.
The new school year started on 9th March and, as always, the 5th year escorted our youngest pupils (Inicial) for the opening assembly. They have classes in the morning as do the secondary pupils. Primary pupils are in the afternoon.