Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Day 11: Last Day at Red Bank and San Pablo

With heavy but full hearts, we had to say goodbye to the incredible students and teachers at Red Bank and San Pablo today. At Red Bank, we began our day with devotion in the school yard where the students sang, danced, and prayed together! We also judged the poster contest that represented Education Week which each class created! During lunch, the Red Bank teachers and staff prepared and served us a homemade Belizean meal while we gathered for a celebration of our time spent together. All the food was grown in the village of Red Bank which included a variety of fresh fruits and hot tamales; it was delicious! During the celebration, the teachers shared kind words and special memories from the week and exchanged gifts with us. As the school day came to a close, we maximized our time by playing outside with our students and walking them home. As we left the village, you could sense the sadness among everyone. We’ve built everlasting relationships and will forever be grateful for our experiences at Red Bank. We’re overwhelmed with love and joy as we leave the village, and although they feel like we’ve given so much, we feel we’ve taken so much more. We have grown, not only as teachers, but as individuals, and we’re certainly leaving much different than we came.


                                                                                                Autumn and Allison (Red Bank)


Principal at Red Bank with Dr. Finch

Red Bank teachers with UofL students

Red Bank village

Autumn with one of her Red Bank students

Allison with one of her Red Bank students

Caroline with some of her San Pablo girls

River in San Pablo

Kenzie with her Standard II kids at San Pablo



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