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at one of the places I worked, there is a teddy with his own passport in the office and anyone goes on holiday will take him, put a stamp in his passport and take a picture with him at a landmark. He is the most travelled teddy that I had known!
There used to be a geography unit in the UK school system like that, called 'Where in the world is Barnaby Bear?'. The idea was that children would take the bear on their holidays... As I taught in a rather deprived area where foreign holidays were not usual, I had to resort to contacting friends, family and friends of friends living abroad begging them for postcards from 'Barnaby', which I then used to teach the unit. Meanwhile the classroom Barnaby went to exotic locations like Clacton-on-Sea. He did get to go to Paris once... when I foolishly let slip I was going there for half term! I felt so stupid carrying a stuffed toy up the Eiffel Tower...

Then I introduced Betty Bear who went home for the weekend... which as well as ensuring everyone got to take a bear home once, also gave me an interesting peek into my pupil's home lives.

Sadly all of my postcards from around the world were among the (many) resources which the school mislaid while I was off sick... and of course they were irreplaceable.

Not that the school replaced any of the not-so-irreplaceable items they'd managed to lose...
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Sooooo very exciting seeing that pic ...thank you so much. I havent told Bebe yet, I want to keep it a surprise!!

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