About

        This project was created to include historical, cultural and language opportunities for both students from Houston, Texas and students from Extremadura, Spain.

      This project includes but is not limited to:


A) Pen pals/E-friends:
Students will an opportunity to participate in a pen-pal/e-friends project with students in Villafranca de Los Barros, and other schools in Extremadura, as a way to enhance their foreign language skills, build intercultural understandings and form friendships. Students may also opt to enroll in a tour through this area of Spain and to meet their pen-pals at their schools. They will also participate in an activity or two with their pen-pals.
B) Service projects:
         On tour, students will also be involved in sustainable gardening practices, and tree-planting at Colegio Jesuitas San José, Villafranca de los Barros. Future service projects are with Archaeologist, Mr. Victor Gibello.


                              Persons collaborating to facilitate our project:

          Ms. Raquel Aguilar; Spanish as a Foreign Language teacher at Pershing Middle School; Houston, Texas and originator and owner of this blog and all components of this project. 

2016-2018
            Profesor Mariano Parra Díaz; English teacher and pen pal coordinator at
COLEGIO JESUITAS SAN JOSÉ in Villafranca de los Barros, Badajoz; Extremadura, Spain.
Mr. Parra Diaz, is also a liaison and coordinator of pen-pals in Extremadura, Spain.
           Mr. Victor Gibello Bravo; Archaeologist and consultant on coordinating future projects in Merida and surrounding areas.

           Profesor Martin Navarro (2016-2017): English teacher  and pen pal coordinator in Burguillos del Cerro and of activities at I.E.S.O Matías Ramón Martínez.

2015-2016
            Profesora Alejandra Guerrero; English teacher and pen-pal coordinator at C.E.I.P NUESTRA SEÑORA de GUADALUPE in Burguillos del Cerro, Spain
           Profesor Mariano Parra Díaz; English teacher and pen pal coordinator at
COLEGIO JESUITAS SAN JOSÉ in Villafranca de los Barros, Badajoz; Extremadura, Spain.
          Profesor Nacho Ayuso; English teacher and penpal coordinator at C.E.I.P. SOTOMAYOR Y TERRAZAS in Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain
     

2013-2015
           Profesor Juan Carlos Guerro; English teacher at I.E.S.O. Matías Ramon Martínez School and coordinator of the penpal project in Burguillos Del Cerro, Spain.
           Profesora M. Ángeles Moriche Boza; English and penpal coordinator at C.E.I.P. GERMÁN CID in Zafra, Spain.
           Profesora Manuela Maseros; English teacher and penpal coordinator at C.E.I.P. SOTOMAYOR Y TERRAZAS in Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain
           Ayuntamiento de Burguillos del Cerro: 2013-2017.

           Mr. Allen Scarrow; 2014-2016: Professional photographer and Technology advisor; Houston, Texas. Mr. Scarrow documented our project through photography and video.
           Antonio Requejo; Native to Spain and coordinator of service project in Burguillos del Cerro during 2014-2015.



                                                             


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