Who is Your Superhero?
Who are the Superheroes? Which is your favourite one? What do you know about Superheroes in different countries? Those were the topics we discussed with our PenBuddies participants during our virtual session on the 18th of October 2020. We were joined by the children from England, Russia, Vietnam, Nigeria. As always, we learnt from each other and had lots of fun. From the heroes of antiquity - Hercules, Achilles and Samson, we "travelled" to the medieval times to learn about Russian Epic Knights, then to the 20th century to discover Zorro and Mandrake the Magician, and then shared who are our favourite Comics' Superheroes. We have also learnt about Mulan and Guan Yu from China, Thanh Giong from Vietnam, Nanny of the Maroons from Jamaica. Huge thanks to all our volunteers, Catherine, Tram and Julie, who shared their knowledge with the children.
In the end of the session we all enjoyed our usual Quiz time and "5 minutes crafting", making Superheroes masks, using paper plates and face masks. Aren't they cute?
One of our PenBuddies, Matvey from Moscow, presented a lovely story about his own superheroes, animation creators. He described how he draws his heroes first and then uses special software to animate them. You can find his works at YouTube channel here
We are looking forward to see you at our next sessions. Register at our website.
We have connected over 400 kids from UK with the children from other parts of the world through writing letters (Approximately 43% of 4-18 years old children connected to Siem Reap, Cambodia; 40% connected to Chengdu & Hong Kong, China; and 17% connected to Kuala Lumpur & Kelantan, Malaysia). In 2020 over 20 children from Russia also joined the Programme.
Our aim is to sustain this valuable project with great support from the public donation and corporate sponsorship. You can now also buy a t-shirt from our SHOP TO SUPPORT. All t-shirts are made from certified organic cotton, without being tested on animals and printed in the UK with low waste printing tech. They are made in a renewable energy powered factory audited for a wide range of social and sustainability criteria.
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