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Winchester students ask the world: ‘Show me your school’

Olivia Valcourt  photographs (from left) Lila Griffin, Mya Salyards, Mia Legere, and Isabella Greene, while Brady (bottom photo, left) and Ryan Martin play soccer.
Olivia Valcourt photographs (from left) Lila Griffin, Mya Salyards, Mia Legere, and Isabella Greene.Credit: Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

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Students at Ambrose Elementary School are participants in a global project facilitated by the Winchester-based nonprofit, Live Learn Act. “Show me your school” encourages students around the world to document their day-to-day activities and share it with other children through the universal language of photography.

“It’s good to know what kids in other countries are doing,” Fortin said on a recent morning as he snapped photos of Jeremiah McCarthy and PJ Maher in Ambrose’s library. “It’s our only way to stay in touch.”

Live Learn Act launched the project earlier this month with a goal to connect children in as many as 11 countries through their commonality of school. Students are given more than a dozen questions – including “What tools do you use to learn?” “What does your classroom look like?” “What does your meal/snack look like?” – that they represent through digital images.

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