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Education

October 3, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS

Chinese students visit Pinkerton

Every fall, a contingent of Chinese students visits Pinkerton Academy.

The group is from the Tenggu School in Tianjin, Pinkerton’s official “sister” school for the longstanding China/Pinkerton exchange.

Fourteen students and three adult chaperones, including a principal and teacher, arrived in Derry last week to spend several days seeing how Pinkerton works, visiting classrooms, enjoying activities with host families and taking several trips around the Granite State.

The exchange program has operated since 2004. Every April, Pinkerton sends it own group to visit China. Right now, there are 14 Pinkerton students ready to visit China in 2014.

Benefit golf tournament set

Pinkerton Academy hosts its 20th annual benefit golf tournament on Oct. 11 at the Passconaway Country Club in Litchfield.

The day includes a round of golf, putting contest, dinner buffet and other contests. The tournament supports Pinkerton efforts through its Campaign for Excellence.

Call 437-5217 for information.

Wee Deliver set to open

South Range Elementary School in Derry will open its annual student-run post office on Oct. 18, part of the “Wee Deliver” program to teach literacy skills and give students a chance to learn all about delivering the mail around their school.

The kick-off ceremony and swearing-in of new postal officials begins at 9 a.m.

Pinkerton Players’ take on ‘Wonderful Life’

The Pinkerton Players are getting ready for its fall production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” set to take the Stockbridge Theatre stage Nov. 14-17.

The holiday show features all the favorite characters, including George and Mary, Clarence the angel, Uncle Bill and villain Mr. Potter.

Tickets are available by calling the theater box office at 437-5210 or by visiting stockbridgetheatre.com.

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