Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Article about the English Sport Camp Exch@nge in the Budrio Town Hall Magazine

Translation of the Article from the Budrio Town Hall Magazine which is sent to every home in the area.

From the 7th to the 13th of July at the Sports Centre L. Marani in Budrio we ran, with the patronage of Budrio Town Hall, the first English Sport Camp Exch@nge organized by YfC Italia in partnership with the local Baptist church Impatto A Budrio.
21 girls and boys 12-17 years-old from Budrio and the surrounding area enjoyed a busy week with 9 guys and girls 15-19 years-old and their 4 leaders from Houston, Texas, USA.
From Monday to Friday we played Basketball, Baseball, American Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee and Cheerleading
with Coaches from the USA, we also learned the traditional Texan Line-Dancing and some American games like Kickball and Freezetag...
Italian and American kids had the amazing opportunity to get to know each other while playing games, every morning they engaged with a Talk on the theme of the day from the Gospel of Luke and every afternoon with an hour and half of interactive lesson with an English mother tongue teacher.
On Saturday 12th we had a "service Project "organized with the Town Hall where all the campers painted the entrance hall, the staircase and the computer room of the Middle School Filopanti in Budrio. Several parents were impressed with the new skills discovered in their children!
On Sunday 13th we had a "Celebration" to share with the families the week spent at the Camp.
We had with us the Mayor Giulio Pierini who thanked us for the great experience we offered to teenagers in Budrio.
We also distributed medals rated by the kids to the most energetic, the sportiest, the most helpful, the most sympathetic, and the most affectionate!
Many kids and parents appreciated this first experience of Exch@nge in Budrio so we'll definitely organise another next year and other similar initiatives!