24 May 13
Harlequins launched its new Membership Scheme three weeks ago and already over 1,700 memberships have been taken out for next season, including over 200 by new supporters.
With only three weeks of teaching left this term, and sadly just three weeks of blogs for me in Araras, I am very proud of the work the staff and kids have put in to embrace Rugby. I forget sometimes that it is just a mystery to them! I still get stopped in the street and asked if I am the English rugby teacher at SESI or recognised by the man who works in the post office whose son I teach. There is a huge future here for Rugby and I am very happy and again proud to have been part of the beginnings of that future!
Outside Rugby, we have had a massive event here called 'Robotica'. This event is one of a kind and is growing globally at a serious speed. It is a programme to combine fun, imagination, creativity, engineering and problem solving. Elderly people face problems every day, especially with mobility. These problems are down sized and built out of Lego and teams from different schools build robots out of Lego to beat them, for example fetching something off a high shelf. The robots are controlled by computer programming so once it's set off that's it! It is astonishing what has been achieved - they really are incredible! And, it being Brazil, the day turned into a giant party with dancing, singing, drums, lights and anything else you can think of!
Well that's all from me, I know it's not as warm in England as it is here, but I hope everyone has a great weekend pulling on their white or checked shirts to support our boys!