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Sparks from the Codroy Valley learned about Brazil through an exchange student earning their "World Around Me" badges. Pictured, back, from left: guiders Nancy Power and Shelley Gale; middle, Kyra Janes, Olivia Taylor, Mia Billard, Olivia O'Gorman, exchange student Weslandia Romualdo and Abby Furlong; front, Charlotte Power, Cecilia Agombar and Darcy Murphy.
Sparks from the Codroy Valley learned about Brazil through an exchange student earning their "World Around Me" badges. Pictured, back, from left: guiders Nancy Power and Shelley Gale; middle, Kyra Janes, Olivia Taylor, Mia Billard, Olivia O'Gorman, exchange student Weslandia Romualdo and Abby Furlong; front, Charlotte Power, Cecilia Agombar and Darcy Murphy.

Members of the 1st Codroy Valley Sparks Unit welcomed Weslandia Romualdo, an exchange student from Nascente Pernambuco, Brazil, to their meeting at Belanger Memorial School on Jan. 26. 

The Sparks are working on a keeper badge called "The World Around Me" and were thrilled to meet someone from another country.
In preparation for the meeting, the Sparks participated in several "Trekking to Brazil" activities where they located Brazil on a map, coloured a Ciranda (Brazilian Spark) and sang the "International Hello" song. The Sparks also learned how to introduce themselves in Portuguese, Brazil's official language.  
Weslandia told the girls about Carnival of Brazil, her country's most famous holiday, and helped them decorate Carnival masks.  She also had the girls recite the Sparks' promise in Portuguese.
The Sparks were surprised to hear that it doesn't snow in Brazil and couldn't believe that Weslandia had never built a snowman or gone sliding before coming to Canada. They eagerly described some of their favorite winter activities, and of course, shared some Newfoundland treats of Purity syrup and Jam Jams.

The Sparks are working on a keeper badge called "The World Around Me" and were thrilled to meet someone from another country.
In preparation for the meeting, the Sparks participated in several "Trekking to Brazil" activities where they located Brazil on a map, coloured a Ciranda (Brazilian Spark) and sang the "International Hello" song. The Sparks also learned how to introduce themselves in Portuguese, Brazil's official language.  
Weslandia told the girls about Carnival of Brazil, her country's most famous holiday, and helped them decorate Carnival masks.  She also had the girls recite the Sparks' promise in Portuguese.
The Sparks were surprised to hear that it doesn't snow in Brazil and couldn't believe that Weslandia had never built a snowman or gone sliding before coming to Canada. They eagerly described some of their favorite winter activities, and of course, shared some Newfoundland treats of Purity syrup and Jam Jams.

Mia Billard tries out her carnival mask after learning about Carnival of Brazil, a popular holiday.  

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