On Thursday, August 12th, when last year’s 1st graders walked across the bridge that connects Early Childhood to Primary, they officially became 2nd graders. That’s the symbolic power behind this tender rite of passage. The short distance that passes over the brook represents a coming of age moment. They step into a new chapter waiting to be written. A new routine, a new place, bigger responsibilities. And though it might be an intimidating time in their life, their former EC teachers were there to send them off and their new fellow section mates, the 3rd graders, Primary teachers, the Deputy Head of Section and the Head of Section received them with music, applause and made them feel right at home.
Welcome to 2nd grade!