A big thanks from Pearson and Dinternal-Books teams
Hello from my Hometown: Thanks for Joining the Wider World
After five and a bit months, several videos, hundreds of photos and pieces of writing and 18 lucky winners, we finally reached the end of our competition with the grand prize draw.
Your entries came from all corners of this great country. From big cities like Lviv, Odesa, Sumy, Kyiv, Dnipro and Kharkiv to small towns and villages (hello, for example, to Novyi Rozdil and Ruska Poliana from our October entrants). Whether from east or west, north or south, the mountains or the steppe, deep inland or down by the coast, your entries all shared a strong pride in your hometowns and a lot of ideas for making them even better places to live and grow up in.
The judges read carefully through all the work before giving the general feedback on each month’s entries. We were always extremely impressed by the students’ enthusiasm and excellent use of English. We could see that they’d thought a lot about how to organise their writing using linking words and expressions and also how they tried to use some of the great language from the Wider World unit. Everyone remembered to include comparatives and superlatives and there were lots of vivid adjectives to make your writing more memorable for us as we read about where you’re from.
I hope you all enjoyed finding out about Limerick, Newcastle, Hull and Keswick and that you had fun using the videos, worksheets and Wider World materials in class. While there was only one grand prize – congratulations again to Inna Sokolovska and her Class 6C students in Vinnytsia – in the judges’ eyes every single one of you is a winner. That’s why we’ll be sending out specially designed e-certificates of participation which you can print out and share with your students.
A huge thanks from all of us at Pearson and Dinternal Books for the enthusiasm, hard work and dedication of everyone who took part. Personally speaking, I loved reading through the work, discovering about new places and finding similarities between places in Ukraine and my hometown, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Although ‘Hello from My Hometown’ has ended, we hope it has helped make your students even more curious about the wider world and that someday we’ll have the chance to meet you all in person as we travel around Ukraine. It’s been a great way to mark Pearson’s 20th year here but we’re all already looking forward to our 21st anniversary. Keep your eyes peeled for more competitions coming soon…
All the very best,