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Archive for September, 2011

Report from the June Anniversary Weekend

We had a terrific time last June, just before vacation began, at the Mayatan 20th Anniversary Gala and Weekend. Spanning June 24-26th, it brought together graduates, families, current students, past teachers and directors, current staff, and friends from around Honduras and the world. The two main events were the barbecue lunch, soccer game, and cultural […]

Independence Day Parade Videos – Watch All Three!

For your viewing pleasure, we present the following three videos of the Mayatan Band marching and playing during the Copán Ruinas Independence Day Parade on September 15, 2011 in Copan Ruinas, Honduras. As you can see, it was a hot day, but our students were still proud to hold the Honduras flag and wave the […]

Kinderpendence Day Parade

September 15th was the Independence Day Parade in Copán Ruinas, but it was a day for the bigger kids. Marching for a long time in the hot sun, huge drums and instruments, and terrific crowds are not always made for little ones. To accommodate PK and Kindergarten students, Copán held a special parade on July […]

Photos from Día del Niño

Here are a few more photos from Día del Niño. These were taken on the Mayatan campus, where primary school students had a traditional celebration full of games, cake, candy, piñatas, and fun. Meanwhile, as secondary school English teacher Alexa von der Embse writes, the secondary school kids were off to neighborhoods to give local […]

Día del Niño at Mayatan School: A Teacher’s Perspective

Holiday!  One of many in Honduras, and the first one we’ve been able to celebrate with our students, El Día del Niño (Children’s Day) is a rather important celebration throughout the country.  All around town, kids wear their favorite outfits (sparkly pants, dresses, shirts) and eat bombones and dulces (suckers and candies).  There are piñatas for sale everywhere, […]

Flag Day!

Wednesday was Flag Day in Honduras, and it was a good chance for Mayatan students to prepare for the upcoming Independence Day parade. They have been practicing hard since the opening of school — marching in step while playing drums and glockenspiels under the hot sun. It will all come together on September 15, when […]

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