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Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Postcard Correspondence a Success

Tver, Russia

A school in Russia was twinned with a school in the UK in conjunction with FSC Friday 2012 and they are still writing!

In 2011 we successfully worked with FSC Russia to twin a Russian school with a school in the UK, thereby linking the FSC certified forest source with the UK market for the products. We succeeded in twinning some more schools in conjunction with FSC Friday 2012, with pupils writing each other postcards. One of the UK schools is still corresponding with the Russian school that they were twinned with and Judy Duncan, teacher at Kingswells Primary School comments:

“Writing to children in Tver, Russia has been very motivating for the class. After we exchanged letters about the forests, we then wrote about our cities. Both the Russian and Scottish children put a lot of effort into finding and sending postcards, photos, tourist information books, key rings, fridge magnets etc to each other. This is an ongoing project with the children continuing to write after the holidays. The Russian children who wrote first, inspired others in their school to write too so we extended the project to our P6 classes too. We now have over 90 pupils writing to Russian pen friends. Some are corresponding by email too. This project covers 5 of the 7 principles of Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland – relevance, coherence, depth, challenge and enjoyment and personalization and choice.”

We are pleased to have been able to bring the pupils together and hope that the correspondence will continue in the new school year.

If there are any school interested in getting involved in conjunction with FSC Friday 2013 (27th September 2013 - not long to go now!), please get in touch: fscfriday at fsc-uk point org.

We also have a range of educational resources including lesson plans and activity ideas:

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