Portugal 8 May: Ponte de Lima - Braga

school time in Portugal

Thanks to the "António Feijó" - primary school for providing our breakfast and to the Bombeiros Voluntários de Ponte de Lima for the nice accomodation!

In our first meeting in "Santa Casa da Mesericordia" the youngest and the oldest generation of Ponte de Lima welcomed the team...

The "Santa Casa da Mesericordia" medical and cooking staff...

Heavy lemons are bending the branches...

Running into the Ponte de Lima primary school...

The kids recited together a beautiful poem...

...a lot of joy and...

...peace...

...each kid had the chance to hold the torch...

As you can see we had a wonderful Run with all the kids. Thank you everyone...

...once more we passed the old Roman bridge in Ponte de Lima...

On the banks of the river Lima we attended the EXPO Lima, where we were expected on stage...

Some courageous school-children sang for us despite of the rain...

The Head of the CPCJ (left) and the deputy mayor of Ponte de Lima were very happy to hold the torch.

The flame made its way through the rain...

Thank you Ponte de Lima...

In a rare sunny moment we approached Braga...

A lovely spy...

...schooltime in Braga...

...the greeting committee at the school gate....

The kids lined up at the entrance for high five!

Lara held it higher than the highest...

The Peace Run balloons took off...

...the torch was passed from hand to hand...

All of a sudden the children organised enthusiastically their own flag relay...

After a lot of fun we took a final shot in the "S. Lazaro Primary School"....

City district mayor Joao Pires held the Peace Torch with our Portuguese Coordinator Florbela...

The kids lead us to the next meeting in the Carandá primary school...

Ricardo did his first Peace Run presentation. The kids loved it...

A soulful version of the Peace Run song...

...the torch went around giving much joy to everybody...

Happiness was flying high. Thank you Carandá primary school!

...then Spiderman lead the Run...

And Ricardo kept presenting...

The students performed two wonderful songs. The first one was in an Angolan dialect and the second one was a Brazilian Bossa Nova...

...the torch got heavy with all the wishes for peace...

The principal and the deputy mayor of Braga received together the certificate of appreciation.

Thank you "Andre Soares" school and the city of Braga!

A final group picture and we enjoyed our evening...