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CHILDREN ACROSS THE COUNTRY GET THE PICTURE WITH FUJIFILM PHOTOPALS

 ELMSFORD, N.Y., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Students across the country are learning about other communities and photography thanks to Fujifilm's PhotoPals(TM) program. Developed by Fujifilm and Scholastic, Inc., the program uses photography to broaden the conventional pen pal concept, matching third, fourth and fifth grade classrooms. They exchange pictures illustrating their unique cultures, customs, lifestyles and backgrounds. More than 1,300 classrooms and 1,200 individual students nationwide have become involved in this innovative programs and these numbers are increasing.
 "We created Fujifilm PhotoPals to help educators incorporate photography into their curriculum by offering their students a different approach to expressing themselves creatively," said Paul Hudak, vice president and general manager, Photographic Products Division, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. "And we're thrilled that so many teachers, students and parents have embraced the program so quickly."
 An introductory package is sent to elementary school teachers and includes a "Teacher's Guide," with suggestions for classroom discussions and activities; a map of the United States, so students can pin point their PhotoPals and learn about geography; and a free Fujicolor QuickSnap Flash camera and coupons for film, QuickSnaps and processing. "A Parent Page" is also included to help parents get involved with their children's picture-taking by offering Fujifilm coupons and family photo activities.
 "Themed Learning Activities" help students explore a variety of subjects using photography, essays and student interaction. For example, "Saving Our Part Of The Planet" suggests compiling student investigation teams to find out what the school and community are doing about specific environmental issues. Students research the topic, conduct interviews, take pictures to document their findings, and eventually send the material to their designated PhotoPals.
 Whether it's nature appreciation, taking a class census, favorite sports, or photographic tours of neighborhoods and schools, PhotoPals offers an easy-to-understand "Photo Tips" section so children can learn how to take a good picture. This section also gives students a basic understanding of how a camera works.
 Background information on the PhotoPals program has already been sent to almost 50,000 elementary school teachers across the country.
 Individual PhotoPals match forms are also included so children can register for personal PhotoPals.
 Publishing more than 140 million copies of magazines and 135 million books each year, Scholastic is one of the oldest and largest companies providing programs and publications to American schools. One million teachers use Scholastic's services and materials.
 For more information of Fujifilm's PhotoPals program including participating schools in your area, please contact Dawn Maniglia at 212-704-8151.
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 /CONTACT: Dawn Maniglia of Edelman Public Relations, 212-704-8151, for Fuji/


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