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PostSubject: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:12 pm

Some of you will know that, through a chance meeting whilst on holiday in Absinthe in Northern Spain last year, Alison and I have become involved with a primary school in Oporto, Portugal.

We met Pedro & Cláudia who've set up an English Club at the school to help their pupils learn English. Apparently, because of similar results based assessments of schools to the one we have in the UK, many schools are majoring on Spanish as a second language instead of English as it's easier for the pupils and gives better exam results, which in turn feed their through into league tables. It's accepted that English as a second language is very important but the primary schools are struggling a little to engage with the children.

The English Club at "our" school is flourishing and we've managed to get hold of hundreds of English language children's books from our friends, colleagues and acquaintances, which we've had shipped over for them.

So, where do you come in? Well, I've had a letter from Cláudia today, a copy of which I'm reproducing here:



My question is, "Can you help?" - I need some enthusiastic children who'd like a Portuguese pen-pal and can exchange letters a few times a year - who knows you might even get to visit Porto some time - it looks like a beautiful city and we're planning to go over to see Pedro & Cláudia at some point and to visit the school to see the English Club for ourselves.

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The Club featured both in the National and Local Press and also on TV





If you think your child would like to be involved please PM me your details and I'll send you one of the letters which Cláudia has forwarded to me. Please include your preference as to gender - I've got letters from 6 girls and 2 boys. Here's hoping you can help...

Martin & Alison

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:25 pm

Just put the idea to Charley and he thinks it sounds like a cool idea ! I'll PM you our details.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:27 pm

Thanks HH.

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:51 pm

Bailey is aged 9, and says he would like to join in, I'll pm you.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:05 pm

That's great Nick. Pm sent.

The 2 boys have gone, as has one of the girls. Any more girls interested?

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:42 pm

Grand Daughter Holly is 9 and wouldn't mind giving this a try. PM on the way
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:47 pm

Thanks, Harry.

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:25 am

Letters going out today to those who've kindly offered to help.

I've got 4 girls left who'd like an English penpal - any more for any more?

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:14 pm

Only one envelope left - who can help me find Beatriz an English Penpal? She's 9, has two dogs, likes rabbits and playing on computer games...

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:26 pm

Hi Mickey would love to become the last penfriend
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:11 pm

That's fantastic Happyhouse. Will you pm your details and I'll get a letter to you.

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:11 pm

Charley's letter from Tiago has arrived at the Hornet household. He's planning to write back this weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:04 pm

Bailey's letter arrived yesterday, and as he was off school today due to the teacher strike, he has done his reply and posted it! I'm shocked takes him forever to do any homework.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:59 pm

Can I just say a massive thank you to everyone on here who has helped with this? Along with my two girls' step daughters and a work colleague we've managed to find pen pals for all of the Portugese children.

Claudia and Pedro are big fans of our vans and dream of having one, one day. Until then they're having to make do with a caravan.

Interestingly, Kombis are colloquially called "loaves" in Portugal because of their shape, so maybe they knead one! (Sorry!)

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:37 pm

Good to see that we can all 'rise' to the occasion.  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:42 pm

Oh dear, I have a very upset Joshua (aged 9) who because of his slow to respond dad has missed out on a pen pal.......if there is any additional English pen pals required please please let me know so I can be forgiven!

Best regards,

Eddy.......... and joshua
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:49 pm

I'll see what I can do for Joshua.

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:51 pm

@AbsintheKombi wrote:
I'll see what I can do for Joshua.

Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:43 am

Eddy - I've been in touch with Claudia and she's promised to find a pen pal for Joshua - if you pm me your details I'll send a letter to you.

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:08 pm

@AbsintheKombi wrote:
Eddy - I've been in touch with Claudia and she's promised to find a pen pal for Joshua - if you pm me your details I'll send a letter to you.


Just read this to Joshua and he yelped with delight...pm on the way..... flower 
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:34 pm

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@AbsintheKombi wrote:
Eddy - I've been in touch with Claudia and she's promised to find a pen pal for Joshua - if you pm me your details I'll send a letter to you.


Just read this to Joshua and he yelped with delight...pm on the way..... flower 

Absinthe please check if your pm inbox is full as the message doesent want to seem to leave my outbox?
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:03 pm

I've got it. I think they may sit there until I collect them. Letter on its way to you on Monday.

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:07 pm

@AbsintheKombi wrote:
I've got it. I think they may sit there until I collect them. Letter on its way to you on Monday.

Many thanks,

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed - do you have children aged between 8 & 12?   Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:55 pm

Holly tells me that her letter of reply should have reached Rita in Portugal by now
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