Starting the new bilingual school year strong

Our 19 bilingual students started their school year at the end of August, and they have had a great first several weeks!

One of the biggest blessings of the school year is that all the kids get to ride our new bus! We purchased the bus this summer which served our visiting mission groups. Now it is picking up and dropping off all 19 students. The bus provides much needed consistency and support for our students, their families, and the ministry as a whole. Plus, our good friend Rafa is now our full-time driver! We love being able to count on him and see him interact with the kids every day. We are so grateful to all the donors who made this possible.

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The new school year has already been full of celebrations. In August, the kids celebrated being back to school by taking fun first day pictures with their classmates and teachers.

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

In September, they had their first of many celebrations by honoring their country with Flag Day.

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Then, they reveled in the joy of being kids by celebrating Dia del Nino (Children’s Day) with games, food and costumes.

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Finally, they celebrated Independence Day and their Honduran heritage with a Feria Catracha. The students wore traditional dress or Honduras-themed t-shirts as they played games, listened to stories, and ate Honduran food in celebration of their country’s history.

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

Photo credit: Integrity Academy

We love this school and all the ways it pours into its students and instills them with pride for themselves and their country. Thank you to everyone who gives generously to make these opportunities possible for our BC Kids!