As the schoolchildren of Sal Island look forward to another Summer School, we take a look back at the triumph of last year as well as this year’s amazing event.
Last year’s event, which took place during July at the School of Espargos, was so popular that it had barely finished before the plans to repeat the initiative and to increase the number of classes had already begun.
Aimed at children aged between 9 and 15 years old, with those who were 9 to 12 years old experiencing their first contact with English and the older 13 to 15 year old students being taught more advanced grammar and vocabulary, it was great success. The end of the course saw the children conversing in English with small discussions taking place and some reading simple texts.
On the back of this success, GPA will come to the Island of Sal once again this year, and in partnership with the Cape Verde Foundation and the local schools of Espargos, will put on another Summer School for the local children during the holiday period. The Summer School, which is going to teach children of all ages a higher level of learning, will take place between the 22nd July and the 5th August.
GPA takes care of all the preparation and organisation of the summer school, with the instructors coming from their Lisbon office – specifically four lawyers who volunteered to give English lessons to the local children. In the same manner as last year, the Cape Verde Foundation, in association with The Resort Group PLC, will offer accommodation to the four generous lawyers. We will be providing them with complimentary accommodation in the MELIÃ Dunas Beach Resort & Spa as support from the Foundation.
You can get involved too by bringing notebooks and stationery with you on your holiday for the children to use. Any small donation is appreciated here on the Island and you can do so by visiting The Resort Group PLC office on the MELIÃ Dunas Beach Resort & Spa Boulevard.