Twisted Strands™: Explore and Develop Brookvale, A 10,008 Mile Journey

The previous Twisted Strands™ distance record held by Little Learners Childcare has been surpassed by Explore and Develop Brookvale located a whopping 10,008 miles from Salt Meadow Academy! Explore and Develop Brookvale is located on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, AUSTRALIA!

N (age 9) places a green pin to mark Explore and Discover Brookvale to our map.

N (age 9) places a green pin to mark Explore and Discover Brookvale to our map.

We received a lot of emails and comments from schools and programs committing to the Twisted Strands™ Project, but this the very first Twisted Strands™ submission from AUSTRALIA! Our children had been guessing which countries we would receive submissions from and Australia was one that was wished for rather frequently. I think this is in part due to its location on the map, it looks to be the farthest from our school as possible. Well, the children got their wish!

We received a rather large envelope with markings from a foreign post office. Inside, beautiful ribbons and a wonderful letter with photographs!!

Ribbons, photographs and a letter from Explore and Develop Brookvale.

Ribbons, photographs and a letter from Explore and Develop Brookvale.

All of the ribbons that they sent were unique. We decided to tie them together to make one long ribbon and N (age 9) had the honor of wrapping it around the branches of Twisted Strands.

N (age 9) wraps the ribbons sent by Explore and Develop Brookvale.

N (age 9) wraps the ribbons sent by Explore and Develop Brookvale.

N (age 9) wraps the ribbons sent by Explore and Discover Brookvale.

N (age 9) wraps the ribbons sent by Explore and Discover Brookvale.

The children really enjoyed the photographs that were sent with this submission. We got to see views of their classrooms, their rooftop view and even their patio! You have a lovely school. If you’re interested in seeing pictures of our classroom and projects that we are working on, please visit our Facebook page (Salt Meadow Academy Facebook)!

We have written you a letter back with some questions from our children, especially about the branches in your classroom. Is there something we could send you for them? Please watch your mail in the coming weeks (we are guessing it takes about 2 full weeks for mail to travel 10,000 miles!).

Twisted Strands with submission from Explore and Develop Brookvale.

Twisted Strands with submission from Explore and Develop Brookvale.

Explore and Develop Brookvale maintains quite the web presence. In addition to their website (the link is at the top of this post), they also maintain a Pinterest page (Explore and Develop Pinterest) and a Facebook Page (Explore and Develop Facebook). You should pop on over if you have some time and check out the amazing things they are working on and perhaps give them a “like” to let them know you appreciate all of their hard work!

If your school, program or family would like to participate in the Twisted Strands™ Project, please mail your submission to:

Twisted Strands™ Project

Salt Meadow Academy

15 Bluff Avenue

Clinton, CT 06413

USA

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