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Argentinian Pumas Visit Palmerston North School

Argentinian Pumas Bring South American Flavour To

Somerset Crescent School In Palmerston North

The Argentinian national rugby team, also known as Los Pumas, brought some South American flavour to Palmerston North today with a visit to Somerset Crescent School.

Four members of the team, Felipe Contepomi, Santiago Fernandez, Horacio Agulla and Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino arrived at Somerset Crescent School this morning to meet with 200 excited students, 10 teachers and the deputy principal, Tony Green.

A kapa haka was performed by a group of students to greet their guests.

The kids enjoyed having their photographs taken with the players and receiving the players’ signatures. The Pumas players told the children about what life in Argentina is like and taught them some Spanish phrases, like “Cómo está?” (How are you?), “Mi nombre es” (My name is) and of course “Vamos Pumas!” (Go Pumas!)

The Pumas left the school to cheers, with some of the children putting into practise their newly learnt Spanish phrases.

Felipe Contepomi said, “We had a fantastic day with the kids and staff of Somerset Crescent School. They really made us feel welcome. We hoped they enjoyed learning some Spanish phrases and about life in Argentina. It would be great if some of the students decide to visit our country when they are older.”


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