I guess some people will be checking me out so I’ll write this quick note just for them!
A couple of years ago I volunteered as a helper/teacher at a local school, introducing blogging and Skyping to a class of Primary children. They loved it as did I, but time constraints meant I had to give it up.
When a 10 year-old neighbour told me recently she was doing a project on South America I thought what better way to open up learning than to Skype with children in those countries. I presented myself at her school and, naturally, they need to first do background checks on me, but they were thrilled about connecting kids around the globe! They told me that they’d already looked at some physical geography aspects but now wanted to consider human aspects. With the Olympics coming up in three months’ time, what better topic to explore?! I said no promises but it should be possible to find a class of children (maybe wanting English language practice) by reaching out to my Twitter contacts, so now that’s what I’m doing. Tweeting it out and seeing what responses I get. Some of these good folk only vaguely know me so may be reminding themselves who I am and what I’m up to!
Fingers crossed, this could be exciting!
Update: The ideal time for us would probably be early afternoon (UK time) on a Friday afternoon. That’s my day off and so easiest for me to help at the school. But I may be able to move things around…
Newsflash (09/05/2016 06:00): Thanks to @Rosemerebard, we may have found a school in Sao Paulo to Skype with! Times might be tricky but let’s see.