Every child in Ballyheerin NS from 2nd-6th class has a penpal in Chester College International School, located in the North of Spain. Chester language school is a boarding school with similar numbers to Ballyheerin NS. They are educated through English but we have learned a few Spanish words and phrases from them. Some of us have even taught our pen-pals some Irish words! We write to our pen-pals on a monthly basis and there is always great excitement when we receive a reply, like today! Our teachers matched us with pen-pals who have similar interests to ourselves so we always have lots to write about!