Abby started school today! Here are a few pictures of the big day. Most schools in this part of London are in older buildings. Each school has one class per grade, with 30 kids in the class. The classroom has a teacher and an assistant. As you can see, Abby's school requires uniforms. Since she was admitted late yesterday afternoon, shops close at 7, and school started this morning, we had to hustle to get enough of the uniform for her to get to school. We'll get the rest this afternoon. We were puzzled by a couple of the items. What, precisely, is a pinafore? What are plimsolls? Luckily, we were able to find incredibly helpful shop assistants to help us at the trusty John Lewis on Oxford St. The room for school uniforms rivalled any U.S. store the day after Thanksgiving.
Abby was very excited about going to big kid school. Her school should be interesting - 50% of the kids don't speak English at home, so there's a lot of diversity.