Tuesday, 1 July 2014

We arrive at Manuel Mejía Vallejo!

Today we had the most incredible welcome by the children and staff at the school - we were overwhelmed! The children began by singing their school anthem then they sang two English songs including ‘Buffalo Soldier’ by Bob Marley and ‘Hey Brother’ by Avici. The words to the Avici song were very moving for Señora Cooke and Señorita Blakesley as it talks about being a long way from home but also being looked after in a new place!

Spot the Rise Park Primary logo! 
The children line up outside for their morning assembly.
 'Buffalo Soldier' sang by children in different year groups. 

The children were presented with their ‘eco detective’ badges and shared their recycling book – the one they made at the same time as SALTA made their SALVEMOS EL PLANETA book – how amazing!! We also received an amazing book with the key to the school as a symbol of our friendship. 
 The eco detectives collecting their badges and here we are receiving the eco-ideas books. 
An eco detective at Manuel Mejia Vallejo 
Raquel and Raul have made lots of friends today. Here they are with their hosts for the evening Luis and Salome. The children have taken them home and will write a letter to put in their new Colombian bags! 

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