Birmingham Airport helps Gossey Lane School take to the skies to Lithuania!!

One delighted student from Gossey Lane School will be taking to
the skies to visit the beautiful country of Lithuania, with the help
of Birmingham International Airport
10 year old Jessica Rodrigues, from Kitts Green, and her class have
been working with the Airport and the Consul of Lithuania, Keith
Stokes-Smith, to learn all about Lithuania. Mr Stokes-Smith, who
is the Honorary Consul in Worcestershire and the West Midlands,
visited Gossey Lane School to talk to the pupils about Lithuania,
before setting them the task of producing a piece of creative
writing about the country. As an incentive, they were promised
that the pupil who produced the best piece of work would win
flights for their family to the new Ryanair (FR) destination
of Kaunas and £250 towards accommodation
The children were allowed to research the country on the
internet but had to base their writing on Mr Stokes-Smith’s
talk. The children chose to tackle the challenge in a variety
of ways, ranging from one who imagined being a tour guide
to another who created a world of Secret Agents!
Peter Vella, Business Development Director commented:
"The standard of writing was excellent and it was very hard
to pick a winner out of the 14 entries that we read. In the end,
we chose Jessica’s piece as she imagined herself in the role of
a journalist and produced a very cleverly written piece based
around Keith’s talk. We have close links with Gossey Lane, which
is one of our closest schools. Once again, it’s been a pleasure
to work alongside its delightful children and dedicated staff"
Emma Brown, Head Teacher of Gossey Lane said: "I was so
pleased when the Airport contacted me with their idea of a
Lithuania talk. At the time I did not know much about the
country, but we all now have a better feel for the place. All the
students worked really hard on their pieces but unfortunately
there could only be one winner. Jessica’s entry showed how
much she had taken on board about the country and she
presented the information in an excellent style"
Jessica and her family will be jetting off from Birmingham on
Ryanair’s new Kaunas route to experience this fantastic country
Kaunas is one of 15 new routes that Ryanair have launched for
their winter programme from Birmingham Airport. The other
routes are: Malaga, Alicante, Murcia, Palma, Katowice, Krakow,
Frankfurt (Hahn), Fuerteventura, Prague, Szczecin, Derry,
Düsseldorf (Weeze), Kaunas and Bologna
Thursday 6 November 2008


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