Welsh pupils twin with Shawn Johnson Iowa schools


Two Welsh schools are taking part in a special twinning project ahead of the 2012 Olympics.

Pupils at Ysgol Bryn Alyn in Wrexham and Herbert Thompson school in Cardiff are getting to know more about their peers at schools in Des Moines, Iowa.

They will be twinned with the high and elementary schools attended by American gymnastics star Shawn Johnson.

The Olympic Dreams - School Search competition is a joint BBC and British Council initiative.

Ysgol Bryn Alyn PE teacher Jo Ebrey and pupil Terri attended a conference at the British Museum at the weekend where they met teachers from the athletes' schools.

These included Megan, who is taking lead for West Des Moines school, and returned with them to Wrexham.

She was the first to speak to Radio Wales' Felicity Evans.

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