Lettera inviata agli studenti della Saint Augustine School Sirima
we want to thank you a lot for the last letter you sent us: Emma
read it and translated it in front of the whole school. We are excited for
your school and sport accomplishment and we hope you could keep getting these
great results in the future!
Soon the seniors will face the final exams, that will give them the
opportunity to go to university: they are very thankful for your wishes.
In Italy high school usually lasts five years, after that you can decide to
continue your higher education, and go to university; but in order to enter
university you have to pass a very selective and tough test. We are praying,
for our students, to get some great results and hopefully they will find
their perfect job.
June 8th we (except for the senior class) will finish school. To celebrate
the end of school we throw a party, where some students performed, singing and
playing different instruments, and the schoolmates (the ones that are turning
18 this years) tried a traditional dance called the “Valzer”.
In Italy we come at age of 18, and it’s a big and significant step, because
we gain “civil rights” (for example, we get to vote and drive) and we also,
mostly important, become legally responsable for our own actions.
School stars again in September, and, hoping our relationship gets
stronger and stronger, we will keep alive our school activities, such as the fundraising
for you, in order to enrich your new library.
We would love to come and see you in Kenya next year! In the meantime we
look forward to receive some new letters from you, to collect them in our Sirima
Hugs and kisses!
P.S. We sent you a link with pictures of the school years (the mail from Martina Antoniali after this)