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Four Hundred Celebrate the First Escola Silves Sul Oscars

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Four hundred guests gathered at the Cultural Centre in Pêra to celebrate the films and artwork of the pupils of Agrupamento de Escolas de SilvesSul. It was a night of glamour and celebration as the nominees walked the red carpet and wondered whether it was to be their night. The nominees, their parents and friends were joined by Kirsty Hayes, the British Ambassador to Portugal, Clive Jewel, British Vice Consul, Rosa Palma, Mayor of Silves and Rotarians from across the Algarve to celebrate their achievements. Escolas de SilvesSul and Wildern School from the UK have worked in partnership to develop this event which is modelled on a similar ceremony at Wildern School. Six pupils from Wildern School and two teachers joined the pupils of Escolas de SilvesSul on the red carpet. Sixty films, Forty pieces of artwork and photographs were submitted for the Oscars. Fifty were nominated across nine categories from Best Short Film, Best International Film, Best Primary School Film through to Best Artwork and Photography. To whoops of delight from the pupils of SilvesSul, the winners were drawn from the gold envelopes. The judges presented the Oscars and prizes to the winners who gave a short thank you speech. The event was supported by Silves Rotary Club and we would like to thank all those who have raised funds throughout the past year to help support this project. We would also like to thank Projection Dreams for their sponsorship and Wildern School for their help and experience. Pupils from the Algarve and the UK have formed strong friendships and look forward to meeting again in July at the Wildern Oscars. Press Reports TV Coverage

liliana And the winners are se campeao Best Documentry David Butler Cole Best Documentry winners Ambassador Kirsty Hayes Best International Film And the winner is Everything Dairy Abilio Lopes Best Multimedia Best Multimedia

Best Promotional Film Supergirl

David Trubshaw Best ArtworkBest Artwork

Best PhotographyBest Photography Winner

Best Primary School FilmBest Primary School Winners

Heros of fruitThankyou to  everyone Alan Winn Presidente RC Silves

Happy Birthday Senhora Palmer Diretor Carlos opens the event

16 March, Presenting Silves Sul Oscars

16 March, 20:00 Escola Silves Sul and Silves Rotary Club present the Silves Sul Oscars:

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The students of Silves Sul and Wildern School (UK) are waiting with anticipation for the announcement of the winners at this first Oscar Ceremony in the Algarve. The event will take place in the Centro Pastoral in Pera. Judges which include the British Ambassador to Portugal will present the winners with the Oscars from a short list of nominees. The students have been working hard to produce work using a variety of digital media. There are nominees in categories such as Best Short Film, Best Photography, Best Soundtrack and many more. Each winner will be presented with their own statuette and a prize. Thank you to Projection Dreams for sponsoring the prizes. Students from Silves Sul will travel to the UK in July to the Wildern School Oscar Ceremony.
If you would like to attend the ceremony please ring our President Alan Winn on 913595067

27 March, A Fun Night of Horse Racing

Horse Racing27 March 2015, A Fun Night of Racing at the Boa Vista Golf Clubhouse:
On the 27 March Silves Rotary Club will host a Race Night at the Boa Vista Golf Clubhouse, Lagos. The fun will start at 19:30. Guests will be treated to an exciting night of horse racing with a delicious fish and chip or pie and chip supper accompanied with a half bottle of wine. There will be six races and the winner of each race gets a bottle of wine. A ticket costs €15 and entrance is by reservation only. To purchase a ticket please telephone 968335856 or 28230242 or email All profits will go to Castelo dos Sonhos.

Dinner Dance Success


Sue, Andre, Sue and David

On the 14 February, members and guests enjoyed a lovely evening together at the Restaurant Ponte Romano in Silves. We would like to thank all Rotarians and friends who contributed to this fundraising event. The event total was €1000 which will go towards support for the digital media project with the Escolas de Silves Sul. Guests were entertained by Sandie and the Easy Street Band. Thanks also to Andre and Sue Winstanley, Sue and David Butler Cole, Felicity Thoet and David Trubshaw for organising such a great event.


Visitors from RC Hull and RC Hunstanton:

RC HullOn the 12 February we were joined at our meeting by Robin Waite and Peter and Mary Brooke from RC Hunstanton. Alan exchanged flags with our guests. A good meeting was enjoyed by all.

Friends from RC Hunstanton Frits intro The gang


Semi Finalists Chosen

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The four teams have been chosen for the semi-finals of the cookery competition. The judges were again treated to delightful menus. For the semi-finals, Chefs designed a meal for the 12 judges from a fixed budget. The finalists will be known at the beginning of March as the final is on the 23 March. The 2 finalists will have to produce a balanced menu from surprise ingredients supplied by the Conrad Hotel.  The winning menu will be served to guests at the prize giving held at the Conrad Hotel in 22 April. Put the date in your diary for an amazing meal.

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Restaurante Pedagógico winner is chosen

This has been a busy week at the Restaurante Pedagógico  as three teams competed against each other to become the representative of Quarteira School in the finals of the IRC Almancil and RC Silves cookery competition. The judges were presented with an array of good food making the judging difficult as always. After two days, team one was selected to go forward to the finals with a menu that consisted of:-


Tuna Estupeta with Strawberry and Chilli Pepper Vinaigrette


Ham and Basil Stuffed Chicken Legs on a Bed of Fresh Tagliatele and Mushrooms


Caramel Petit Gateau and Mint Sorbet

Well Done Team 1

Runners Up Menu


Smoked Salmon with Cabbage and Beetroot Salad


Lamb with Herbs and Vegetable Pastry


Farlfias Trilogy on a Crunchy Bed with Vanilla Ice Cream


Shoeboxes for Castelo de Sonhos

Fun and fellowship: On the 11 December, Rotarians and friends gathered at the Amadeus Garden Restaurant at Alcalar for Christmas Lunch. A great time was had by all. Members also provided shoeboxes filled with Christmas goodies to be distributed to the old people of the Silves area by Castelo de Sonhos.

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