Centro Educacional Leonardo da Vincihttp://www.davincivix.com.br
Rua Elias Tommasi Sobrinho 154 Santa Lucia Vitoria, Espirito Santo CEP 29056-910 Brazil
I was a teacher the first year of the program and I had an opportunity to come back today to visit. I'm extremely impressed by how far the Elementary Bilingual English Program has come and better yet, how well my ex-students are speaking in English, even if it takes more effort or time, they really try. I am impressed by the rapport that the new teachers have with the students and the relationship that the students have made with them and also the student's enthusiasm for English classes. I am extremely happy and proud that I had an opportunity to witness these successes in the development of the program and the students and that I was able to be a part of it. Congratulations Leonardo on making this program such a success and enabling such a young generation of students with the skills and knowledge they need to have continuous success in the English language!
It has really been a thrill living here until the time has come to pack my bag s and say..Bye Bye Brazil The people have been friendly the food has come a plenty self service, buffet, burgers, sushi but churrasco my best memory The weather was very hot but it also rained ALOT It made me feel at home but sometimes it made me groan Espírito Santo I lived it really is god’s gift provided many adventures up and down even Pico da Bandeira accomplished I feel incredibly lucky to have seen lots of Brazil’s history from Ouro Preto to Salvador and Cristo above the big city But Leonardo is why I arrived the children occupied my time I’m really impressed with the vision of which the school is continuing to strive I will miss everybody dearly and would like to thank you all sincerely I have learnt alot and hopefully taught alot and I mean that really...really So I hope it does not rain for tomorrow I’m leaving on a jet plane don’t know when I will be back again hopefully in 2014 to watch a game So, it really has been brill living here until its goodbye to all of you ....Bye Bye Brazil
I would like to say thank you to Centro Educational Leonardo Da Vinci for providing me with the opportunity to live and teach in Brazil. In the past two years as a teacher for Grade One in the Infantile Bilingual Program I have had many rewarding experiences. I will remember the school for the unique aspects of education the school provides in striving to deliver a cultural learning environment for students. Through the school’s choice of a topic for the entire school to focus on throughout the year I’ve had the opportunity to learn last year about Architecture through Oscar Niemeyer and this year of the fascinating life of Augusto Ruschi and his contributions to Ecology, Espírito Santo and Brazil, two remarkable individuals I may not have otherwise been exposed to. I enjoyed working together with all teachers for various theatre productions put on for the students, either to celebrate a special day as we did last year for Children’s Day with TV DaVinci or for educational purposes to help the children learn about an area of study. However the productions put on by students are what I found to be truly remarkable. I will always remember my experience of being with Brazilian students during the World Cup, singing and playing drums to the world cup anthem in Pedro’s music class and participating in the dance presentation of choreography and music representing partaking countries from around the world. This year I enjoyed the opportunity to learn about and join in an aspect of Brazilian culture through the Festa Junina dance and celebrations, and although I will never be able to dance like Dulce, I appreciated her trying to teach me how! Some of my most treasured memories are from my experiences with the Musical, not only the presentation itself, but the moments leading up to it. The original music score, choreography and costumes were of a caliber I´ve never before experienced in all of my years in early education. The students, working together with teachers to accomplish productions of these sort is truly something special, and what sets Leonardo DaVinci apart from any other school where I’ve taught. I wish only the best for the Program as it continues to grow. Thank you and Goodbye!