On Friday the 18th November 2016 we had our annual Anti Bullying day. To mark the day we release hundreds of balloons into the sky, with a small message attached to the balloons in order to promote anti bullying.
To our surprise, a day later we received an email from Manjana who lives all the way in Germany, telling us she had found a balloon in the forest near the little town called Oldenburg in lower Saxony, Germany.
Now it didn’t stop there, we started receiving more emails in the days to follow from other people living in Germany, Finland and the Netherlands, check out the messages below (kept the spellings & grammar the same to preserve their authenticity) some even have images.
Sent: 20 November 2016 20:21
I founded your balloon in a forest near the little town calls Oldenburg in lower saxony, Germany.
From: Bi. Du.
Sent: 22 November 2016 12:15
last Saturday we found your balloon in Germany at our home.
Best wishes to you and your pupils
Gerd-Josef & Marianne Duen
Name: Riku Loikkanen
Subject: Air balloon.
“Message: Found your message from the balloon. It was dropped to eastern Finland! Balloon wasn’t even broken, only leaked so it fall to the ground”.
Subject: Oldhill Balloon
“My name is Gabriella
we live in Bavaria wich is in the South of Germany…exactly we live in Nürnberg…wich is an old pretty town with 500 000 inhabitants with an old castle and a pretty Christkindlmarket in December.
We were visiting our son who works and lives in London and so we found your little blue paper….it’s a wonderful idea to send baloons with your e-mail adress in the air!!
with many greetings from Germany”
Subject: Found balloon
I was very happy last Sunday (20.11.2016). I found in our garden a blue balloon with the note (see pictures) in our garden. The balloon has made it to Leer, a small town in the north-west of Germany.
I am 10 years old and would like to know when the balloon was sent.
Many greetings from Leer to London,
Subject: Anti Bullying
Hi Everyone ,
Till my surprise I found a balloon with card in our garden.
We are living in the north of the Netherlands.
Have a nice day and lovely greetings to all of you.
Titi de Groot-Boelens.