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CHICAGO CHILDREN TO TELECONFERENCE WITH PEN PALS FROM RURAL ENGLAND

CHICAGO CHILDREN TO TELECONFERENCE WITH PEN PALS FROM RURAL ENGLAND
 "I smashed my bonnet on the roundabout. Do you have a spanner?"
 Children from Chicago's Oriole Park Elementary School can find out what this and other linguistic and cultural differences mean to their pen pals from Little Kingshill School in rural England when they meet for the first time via videoconference on Wednesday, May 13.
 More than 25 children (ages 10-12) have been sending letters to each other since last September as part of Sprint's involvement in Chicago Public Schools' Adopt-a-School Program. Sprint has arranged the videoconference on May 13 so the children can become better acquainted and learn something about each other's countries.
 Oriole Park (5424 N. Oketo) is a kindergarten through 8th-grade school. Enrollment for fall 1991 is 370 students. Sprint's goal is to support the school by broadening education programs available to the students.
 The videoconference will take place at Sprint, 5600 N. River Road, 9th Floor, Rosemont, Ill., from 9:30-10:30 a.m. CDT.
 CONTACT: Angela Peacock, 202-828-7415 or, after hours, 301-564-4984, or Tom Rafferty, 913-624-3234 or, after hours, 913-677-1971, both of Sprint; or at Sprint's Rosemont Office on May 13, 708-318-3950.
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