Today was the first day of the brand new Christliche Schule Kandern (Christian School Kandern). As far as we know, CSK is the first Christian bilingual school in Germany. This school is a partnership ministry between Black Forest Academy and the Freie Evangelische Schule Loerrach a large German Christian School near us.
The new first graders below, 24 in total, are all dressed up for the first day of school. They are holding their Schuletuetes (a bag with special gifts for the first day of school) in their arms.
In Germany, the whole family comes out to celebrate the first day of first grade. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncle all come to wish their children well on the first day of school.
Here's a picture of the first students of the Christliche Schule Kandern - all first graders. Small beginnings!!