For the last nine years, Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) has given a Portuguese/English and English/Portuguese dictionary to each of the fifth-year students of the Poeta Emiliano da Costa school in Estoi.
Normally, the dictionaries are distributed by the Club President but, with the restrictions caused by Covid-19, this year it had to hand the dictionaries over to the Head Teacher for distribution to the 60 pupils to help them with their education.
RCEPI has been helping the school in a number of ways for many years, buying much-needed school equipment and helping to fund an ex-student through university.
RCEPI also gives Merit Certificates to the best three students of each grade between fifth and ninth grade to recognise the achievements of the outstanding students and encourage the school community to perform better. These were handed out on December 3 at the school, at a much smaller ceremony than usual due to the Covid requirements.
In addition, the best ninth grade student, Jenifer Palma Costa, will be sponsored by RCEPI to attend an international Summer Camp in 2021.
The second and third best ninth-grade students Inês Brito Mata and Alexandre Cabeleira Pires will be sponsored by the Club for places at a national 2021 Summer Camp.
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