Back to school

10 March 2004

It’s back to school time here in Uruguay, most of the kids go back to school today, but some went back on Monday. They’ve just had their summer/Christmas holiday and it’s time to start the next school year, assuming they passed the last one -as here they have to repeat the year until they pass it. As it’s back to school time, there’s lots more stationary around in the shops, and school uniforms in many windows. But the number of people in the office shop yesterday was crazy - 4 queues to the counter filling the shop, and they’d employed 3 or 4 security guards especially for the occasion. Everyone was getting their supplies! At the weekend, we gave the kids from Escuelita books for school, and on Monday it was nice to see some of their work in their books.