Corran College




Co. Sligo


Dear Mum,

I’m writing to you while I’m abroad in the Amazon, I hope you’re having a nice day. I’m not sure how long it will be until I’ll be home again. I’m over here helping endangered species because we need their population to grow. We’re helping:  Giant Otters, Uakari Monkey, White-Cheeked Spider Monkey and Hyacinth Macaw.

 I enjoy living over here, I’m living in a hut with a tribe. The tribe is called Tlingit, and the tribe chief is called Geronimo.  I know it’s coming up to Christmas and I won’t be home but when I come home, I’ll make sure to bring ye all home something nice. (Maybe a poison dart frog, just kidding).

Just yesterday I had to wrestle a tapir to the ground, it weighed about 225 kg.  The next place I’m hoping to go to is Australia, while I’m over there I’m hoping to help some wild koalas & wild kangaroos that are sick.  Did you know a baby kangaroo is called a Joey?

I might be going to Costa Rica, I heard that they have sixty-seven volcanoes and six of them are active which means that they could erupt at any time. I will hopefully be hiking up one of the volcanoes. The name of the volcano I will be hiking is Arenal. This is also the most active volcano in Costa Rica.  After that I hope to go to Florida for one week and then to LA for two weeks. In Florida I hope to go to Tampa bay. And in LA I hope to go down to the board-walk and go in a shark cage and hopefully see a wild great white shark. I will buy a GoPro while I’m in LA and video it, and when I get home, I’ll make sure to show you the videos.

After I go to all those place’s I’m going to “the city of lights”. I will be going to the top of the Eiffel Tower. I heard that there’s a restaurant at the top of the Eiffel Tower that serves delicious food but, is really expensive! I also hope to visit Palais du Luxembourg, Les Invalides, Panthéon, Sacré-Cœur, Notre-Dame, Palais du Louvre and Arc de Triomphe.

I hope to visit Barcelona in the new year, by the way let me know if you have any new year’s resolutions. I am going for a tour around the Barcelona Stadium. While I’m in Barcelona I hope to go swimming with dolphins. The highest temperature ever recorded in Barcelona was 37.4°C.

I’m going to go to Cairo which is in Egypt. I heard that when you go swimming in the sea the fish come right up to your feet. I also hope to go swimming with dolphins while I’m in Egypt. I will probably visit the pyramids of Giza while I’m there.  I’m thinking of going to Portugal to visit Tower of Belém, Castelo de S. Jorge, Jerónimos Monastery and Cabo da Roca.

That’s all,



By: Ché Rafferty  Age: 13  Address: Battlefield, Culfadda, Co. Sligo