The academic year of 2017
The academic year of 2017 brought a lot of changes to Escuela Lyoness in Honduras: new students, new teachers, new projects and new challenges.
The teachers at Escuela Lyoness came up with a very special idea to ensure that the children started the year highly motivated and willing to learn. Without further ado, they intiated a school cleaning day and cleaned out all classrooms. The tables and chairs were taken to the school's courtyard and soon shone in new splendour.
On 18 March, shortly after school had commenced, the students celebrated their fathers. On the occasion of Father's Day, the children performed songs, poems and plays they had rehearsed themselves. The mothers were of course honoured on Mother's Day and received presents, were serenaded and presented with poems. The festivities for the 177 pupils knew no bounds when Lempira Day was celebrated on 20 June. On this special day, the children dressed up as Lempira, the Honduran national hero who fought against the Spanish troops in the 16th century.
Parents and teachers as role models and pillars of strength
To further strengthen the collaboration with the parents, periodic parents meetings were held, at which important issues regarding the school were discussed. In addition, numerous recreational activities were
organised with the parents, to actively integrate them into everyday school life. There were also some changes in the teaching staff, as Escuela Lyoness welcomed three new teachers.