Kate Broadribb and Charlotte Wells from Wildern School visited the Algarve last week to meet the students taking part in the Digital Media project at Silves Sul School. The Students and staff of Silves Sul provided a welcome tea as the teachers were shown around the England exhibition. They were then entertained with modern pop songs sung by students and accompanied by guitars annd drums. The teachers were introduced to the delights of Armação de Pêra whilst the students of Silves Sul used them as extras for their movie.
Silves Rotary Club held a dinner on the 1 May for the visitors and Kate and Charlotte gave a presentation to Rotary Club members, the Mayor of Armação de Pêra and staff from the Silves Sul School about the introduction of Digital Media in their UK school and the impact that it has had on results. Members felt encouraged that their funding and the efforts of the students of Silves Sul would provide opportunities and experiences which would impact on their future success.
Following a tour of Silves Sul School, Kate and Charlotte were treated to a private showing of the films the students have prepared for entry into the oscars at Wildern School in July. They were impressed with the films they saw and look forward to their entry. It is hoped to take a representative group of students and staff to the Oscars event in the UK.
All in all a successful visit.