When schools celebrate their anniversary a major activity is the annual school excursion.
Students go by bus to visit one of Guatemala's major cities, and usually to a nearby water park or fun place. Many students have never even been to nearby towns. The excursion is something they will remember for a long time.
These photos are of a junior high excursion, to the city of Esquintla. The students finish by running on the trip home with a 'symbolic flame' [like an Olympic Torch]