Saturday, November 9, 2013

Connecting With Friends In Uganda!

HMS 5th and 7th grade French students are continuing the pen pal exchange with The St. Bahkita School in Uganda. The friendship between HMS and St. Bahkita began three years ago, when Paula Vicenzi brought this unique opportunity to HMS. 

Charlie and Susan Roscoe, who head up the Schools for Refugee Foundation, hand delivered 180 letters from HMS students to the students of St. Bahkita. Through the Roscoe's foundation, St. Bahkita was gifted with several iPads, which they'll use to connect with students and teachers around the world.                                
The students in Uganda recently had the chance to Skype with the 7th grade students from Mrs. Vicenzi’s and Mrs. Hladky’s French classes. The plan is for the St. Bahkita students to Skype with each of the 5th grade classes at HMS sometime soon. 

These pictures show the excitement and fascination on the faces of the St. Bahkita students as they experience how technology can be used to connect with people from other countries.

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