An excited group of students and teachers gathered at Faro airport on today (Friday) to depart on their adventure to the UK. The school exchange is between Silves Sul School and Wildern School in Southampton. The trip is also part of the digital media project at Silves Sul School and movies made at the school have been entered into the Oscars at Wildern School in Southampton. Five films have been nominated for an Oscar and the group will find out which has been awarded Best International Film at the Wildern School’s Oscar ceremony on Monday 10 July. The event is well known in the UK and this is the fourth time that students from Silves Sul have submitted entries. The students will stay with English families and experience English home life. They have a full itinerary activities which includes joining their exchange partners in lessons at Wildern School. Past President of RC Silves, Alan Winn is accompanying the students and will be awarding the Oscar for Best Animation. Silves Rotary Club has raised funds to enable this student and teacher exchange and support for the Silves Sul Oscars.
During their trip the pupils baked cookies, visited Fort Nelson and of course collected an Oscar at the Wildern School Oscars.