PenPal Schools: Year in Review
All year long, PenPals have been exchanging ideas in a variety of different ways. Whether writing poetry, designing flags, or analyzing the impact of technology, over 349,000 PenPals from 150 countries have connected to learn, create, and share together.
Like the winners from our School Pride Contest, Catherine, Iris, Lauren, and Ava from Florida, USA! These PenPal Stars created a slideshow presentation sharing what makes their school special!
“We did a Google slides on how our school is special. We walked around campus, taking pictures about the unique things about our school. We put 1-2 photos on each slide, with a paragraph to explain how it is special.”
Or PenPal Star Lera from Ukraine, who won the Gratitude Photo Contest this year!
PenPal Stars Yasmin, Isabella, Paty, and Isaac from the Dominican Republic were some of the winners from the Fake News Contest. They created a presentation to help people identify and combat fake news!
Amelie and Naomi from New Zealand won the Global Poetry Contest with the original poems they wrote expressing their experiences during and after the New Zealand terrorist attack that affected their community in Christchurch.
Our Darkest Day
By: Amelie T
The whole world is crying
For those who are dying
Old ones missed
Young ones kissed
The whole lock down
Shook the whole town
Kids at school till six o'clock
What about the big climate change flock?
Police all around
This empty town
Although this brought death
There might be something beneath
50 lives, too many I'm sure
But it brought us together, right to the core
No matter what race
No matter what place
We are now one
Explore more conversations that students have been having with global PenPals.
We’re grateful for all of the students and teachers who made time for global collaboration this school year. Learning is better together, and we’re so glad to be your partner for global education!
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