Pen Pal Opportunity for Our Students
We recently received an e-mail request from Calgary, Canada schools. They would like WorldSkills member countries/regions to participate in a pen pal program with Calgary schools. There are 152 elementary and middle schools that are involved with the One School, One Country (OSOC) program. The participating schools are adapting their curriculum to learn about a WorldSkills member country/region’s values, traditions and culture. They believe this program will provide the 50,000 students with a look to their future and the possibility of a career in skilled trades or technologies.
School system Calgary elementary schools are grades one (1) to six (6). Middle schools vary with grades between one (1) and nine (9). Their grade one (1) students are 5-6 years old while grade nine (9) students are 14/15 years old. The total number of students per school ranges from as little as 50 to as many as 800.
They are asking for any schools or classes that would like to exchange e-mails or letters with a Calgary school or class, to send the contact information to Debra Stark no later than May 1. The Pen Pal relationships should be set up by the first part of May. Debra’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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