The start of spring in Argentina is often marked with a celebration, as well as Día del Estudiante or National Student Day. At my school, we celebrated with a small spring party with costumes. Unlike New Zealand, in Argentinian school everyone stays in the same class and have the same classmates and classroom throughout the year. Each class picked a theme for their costumes and decorations for the spring party, ranging from horror movies to cartoons.
I am currently over seven months into my AFS student exchange. Spring has started, and it’s getting hotter every day. Recently, we started cleaning the pool so I should soon be able to start swimming again. Last month, I competed in my first Taekwondo competition. I am really proud that I won one of the sections. My school is going very well, and my Spanish has improved an incredible amount since I arrived here.
Would your school have a spring party?