It was the perfect day for a picnic, that Saturday, and the setting, the Parc de la Rochette in Manosque, was ideal for young and old to run or sit around.
On 20 September the Inter Parents Manosque (IPM), the association of parents with children at the International School, organized its Welcome picnic.
Over 100 people enjoyed the sun and the food as they bonded with other parents. Both the newcomers and parents who were already members last year, as well as some of the teachers and the school management, mixed and mingled while their kids just played around and had fun.
And this is only the first one of a series of social gatherings to make sure parents get the opportunity to meet and socialize in an informal context. In October an afternoon tea will be organized and every Friday morning there is coffee in a cafe near the school. The IPM is also planning a number of other events this year which will be timed so that working parents can participate too. return to Newsline #53