We are so excited to share with you about Living Stone's partnership with the International School of Carpina! We have always appreciated our connection with the school, as they have come and celebrated many Easters and literacy parties with us at Living Stones, but now we are deepening our relationship. 

The International school children are divided into three houses for competitions and events. These "houses" are named after some famous castles: Stirling, Pembroke, and Arundel. At Living Stones we have three program locations: Cajueiro Claro, Guadalajara, and Lagoa de Itaenga. Each house will partner with a Living Stones program to create opportunities to serve, share, and learn--for all of the children. 

In September, a group of students from the International school prepared a presentation about Brazilian folklore. They shared it with the other classes at school, and then they visited Living Stones and presented there.

 Each student shared a different folklore story

Each student shared a different folklore story

 The Living Stones children really enjoyed the presentation

The Living Stones children really enjoyed the presentation

 After the stories, they had a special event: quebra panela, which is like a pinata. 

After the stories, they had a special event: quebra panela, which is like a pinata. 

After the presentation, the Living Stones children then showed the International school kids what they know best: basketball practice! It was a wonderful (and first of many) experience for everyone!