Huge Congratulations go to our very own Oliver, in Year 6 on being selected to got to Sweden to attend a Children’s International Summer Village this Summer, as one of only 4 representatives of the United Kingdom delegation.
CISV Villages are international camps that inspire 11-year-old children to imagine a more just and peaceful world. The first Village was held in 1951. The children come together from many different countries to take part in a variety of educational, cultural and fun activities.
Each Village welcomes delegations from 10-12 countries. Each delegation has two boys and two girls, accompanied by an adult leader. The camp is coordinated by adult staff, supported by Junior Counsellors (age 16-17).
A Village creates a safe, fun setting in which children learn, with children from around the world, about each others’ lives and cultures and how to communicate, cooperate and live together. The Village learning experiences, and the friendships made, last a lifetime.
Oliver is currently preparing an assembly to share with everyone in advance of this exciting opportunity and we are looking forward to hearing all about his amazing experiences on his return after the Summer holiday.
Undoubtedly we can trust Oliver to be an excellent cultural ambassador and we wish him all good wishes as he embarks on this exciting venture.
Here is a link to the recent Hexham Courant article and video