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Students enjoy summer camp in Manchester

Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) has again  this year sent two young people to summer camp at the Petty Pool Outdoor Centre in south Manchester.

The camp is organised by Rotary Clubs in Manchester and lasts for two weeks.

Eighteen young people from 10 different countries, including Portugal, attend the camp in July each year. The intention is to bring teenagers from different nationalities together to improve their English, to learn more of each other’s cultures and generally have fun.  

They first stay with Rotarians and their families in Manchester for four days before moving on to the camp where they are accommodated in Scandinavian type chalets.

The teenagers chosen as part in the educational programmes are those who have little or no chance of a holiday and more often than not have never been out of their home countries before. All expenses, apart from pocket money, are paid by the Rotary Clubs involved. Two teenagers from the Loulé area, Patricia Soares and Milton Mateus, both aged 16, were chosen by AIRC for this year’s camp. They were seen off at Faro Airport last Saturday by the President of AIRC Volker Biebesheimer and Vice-President Dr Raymond Parfait.

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