Joanne Newton, LSFM Student | Peru17 Challenge update

Hola from Joanne Newton! LSFM final year Media Production undergraduate with fellow students from the University of Lincoln are doing voluntary work on a media literacy charity project in Peru with Challenges Abroad. Today is their last day said Jo: surrounded by all of the children, their parents and some teachers we watched everyone’s creations. They were so amazed when they saw their little faces on the big screen! We gave out prizes to them and then said goodbye with hugs from all. I won’t lie I even shed a tear! It was incredible and will stay with me forever.

Timely now to reflect with snippets from her blog about the first teaching day: I was feeling a little nervous that morning, not knowing what to expect from the school or the kids.

We left bright and early and arrived at the school just after 8am. We walked through the School gates and were immediately greeted by children running up to us and hugging us. I was quite taken aback by this and found it really warming. I was not expecting that! We were brought into the school and met the headteacher who explained how happy and excited she was that we were there… … After this we cracked on and made a base in their rather abandoned looking art room.

Peru_student_trip_JoanneNewton-teaching-1Break times at the school were interesting on the first day, the bell rang and children just ran towards us to come and say hello and see who we were and what we were doing. They played with us and enjoyed looking at our cameras and trying them out for themselves. Seeing the children was an eye opener in itself. …  We came away and spent the night making lesson plans ready for the next day… A lot to learn and get used to.

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1 thought on “Joanne Newton, LSFM Student | Peru17 Challenge update

  1. I know I’m biased being Jo’s mum but I’ve loved reading her blog. We are all so proud of what you have achieved in Peru Joanne, and we can’t wait to hear more about it. Great pics as well xx

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