Name: Ana Luísa
My name is Ana Luísa. I’m 16 years old. I was born on 29 April, 1994. I study
in José Saramago Secondary School in Mafra.
I live with my parents and my grandma. I have two sisters, Isabel and Joana.
They are older than me. They don’t live with us; they have their own home with
their boyfriends. Isabel has already a son, Martim. He is very cute.
My mother works in a library and my father is graphic designer.
I have a dog, too, Sebastião. It is a very intelligent golden retriever.
More about me
I am a little bit shy. I don’t like to speak much. I love fashion. It is something
that makes me feel very good.
I also love music. I listen to every gender, except rap. I can’t be in a place
without listening to music. It is essential for me. In my free time I also read. I
love reading. I like to read, mainly, historical novels.
I really appreciate to watch films, especially, horror or comedy. Normally
horror films make me feel very scared while I am watching it but I see it any way
because I like that feeling of “fear”. I like to feel that adrenaline.
I love to go out with my friends too. My friends are very important to me. I like
to walk near natural places. I love gardens and flowers. I care a lot about the
In the future
Concerning my future I want to be a stewardess because I love travelling
and I like to know different people and cultures. Also because I want a job that
won’t mean “sitting behind a desk all day”. I hope to get this job.
Who I am…
Name: Andreia Santos;
I’m a very energetic and outgoing person, but in the beginning I’m very shy and
not too much talkative. I’m funny, and I make my friends laugh all the time;
They say that I am really crazy. I have a strong personality and I can really describe
myself as being spontaneous, because nobody knows what will come out of my
mouth. I am a generous and sensitive person and for me there is more happiness in
giving than there is in receiving, because when I help or give something to someone, I
feel happy to get a smile and a thank you. It´s a feeling that fulfils me. Sometimes I
can be quite grumpy, when I think I'm right even if nobody else shares my opinion, and
I can also be very lazy when I have to do things that I don´t like.
Things I like:
When I have nothing to do, I like going to the beach just to meditate and see the
waves breaking on the rocks. I stay there the whole afternoon watching the movement
of waves, coming and going, it gives me a feeling of infinite pleasure. But the best is
the sunset. That big ball in the horizon, touching the line of the sea and reflecting its
tones of red and orange. I really can’t describe the feeling. It´s so perfect, It´s
I love music, it is a passion. It´s something that completes me. I listen to all kinds of
music. I play the guitar and that´s a way of showing my feelings.
My best friend is Cheila, she´s one of the most important ones to me. She´s someone
that I can really say that is a true friend and she is like a sister.
I love going shopping, who is the girl that doesn´t love it?
I like acting, and I had the opportunity to have had three years of theatre lessons. I
learned many things and it was a good experience.
I´m so crazy about chocolate and candies, I can spend a day eating that junk food,
but I do that just once in a while because at the end of the day my stomach really hurts
Animals mean a lot to me, actually I have two cats and they are adorable. One of my
favourite animals is the monkey; they are very intelligent and I love their peculiar
Now you know who I am…
And the things I like…
My name is Beatriz Rita.
I’m Portuguese and I was born on the 6th
January 1994, which means I’m 16
years old. I was born in Lisbon. My e-mail is: email@example.com
My mouth: I talk a lot! I’m a
really talkative person even if, in
the beginning, I look a bit shy.
Here, in my head I’ve got my
- Be a photographer
- Visit many beautiful
places (like London,
Moscow, Venice, …)
My eyes: I love
photography and that
means I love to
around me and the
planet Earth can
My ears: I love music and I think
it’s a great way to express our
feelings. My favourite
bands/musicians are: The Beatles,
Michael Bublé, McFly, My
Chemical Romance, Scorpions,
Pearl Jam, Oasis, Queen, The
Drums, Green Day, Coldplay, etc (I
really could give you a two-page
list). I also love classical music.
Here, in my heart, it’s easy
to guess what I’ve got: my
family and my friends. By
the way, my best friends’
names are Madalena and
Tiago and I live with my
parents and my little sister.
My mum (Sara) works in an
advertising company and
my dad (Vitor) is a soldier.
My sister is 13 and,
obviously, she’s in school. My hand: I love to write and
to play the guitar. Writing is a
great hobby because it helps
us to think about what we feel
and what happens to us.
About the guitar… I’m just
starting to learn it but it is one
of my favourite instruments
and I really would like to play
like a real rocker (you can see
another dream here, this is a
My legs: I love to travel
and I love to visit new
places (here is a reason why
I’m in Comenius) and to
know new cultures. I
particularly like to visit big
cities and to walk a lot to
It is exhausting but it is
worth it. I also like to go for
long walks into the woods.
My feet: I love to dance. I do
ballet since I was 5 years old and
it is my passion. I love the way
we can tell so many things
without opening our mouth.Other things about me: my favourite subjects at school are Portuguese,
English, French and History, I love to sing (but I really shouldn’t), I love to
cook, I’m almost addicted to my iPod and I love to read! My favourite
books are the Harry Potter saga.
Hi! My name is Catarina Ramos, I’m Portuguese and I’m 16 years old. My birthday
is on 10th September and my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. I live with
my parents in Ericeira, a really beautiful village near the sea. My brother, who is 21
years old, used to live with us too but now he is at university in Faro, Algarve.
When I finish the 12th grade I will probably go to university,
exactly as my brother, but I want to study educational sciences
and work with children, because I think kids are very special
Besides being a kindergarten teacher, one of my dreams is to
do a humanitarian mission in Africa (Congo or South Africa,
mainly) but I would like to do it wherever I may be useful.
My favourite hobbies are
playing basketball, rugby and
other sports with my friends. I
also like reading action books and
speaking (a lot!). I like to sing too,
I sing everywhere and whenever I
can! I also do voluntary work in a
nursery school where my mum
works and I love doing it!
COMENIUS: This project is very interesting; we
can learn about other countries and know
other students who have different cultural
backgrounds. We live in a multicultural world.
European projects are always very useful,
because they improve the participants’
My personality... well, I can’t say
specifically what are my weak
points and my qualities, but I’m
really perfectionist, very friendly
and extremely close to my friends.
I’m hard with the world in general
and with me, and sometimes it
can harm me; I like to do
everything possible to help the
others, so that we can all live
better and get better results. I’m
very tidy and organized unlike
Me… Hello! My name is Cheila Evaristo. I am Portuguese and I am 16 years old. I was
born on 26th March 1994, in Lisbon. I live in Mafra, very close to Ericeira and at a short
distance to Lisbon. I live with my father and my mother. I have a brother, he is 20 years old,
his name is Jonatã and he doesn’t live with us because he has already married. I have a very
big family and a lot of friends. I am very close to them; I just can’t live without my family and
My personality: I am a little bit shy, quiet, friendly, sweet, caring and emotional. I am
perfectionist, responsible, creative, very stubborn, lazy and clumsy and sometimes I am vain
and proud. When I do something I give my best.
My hobbies and interests: I love to be in contact with nature. So, what I like most is to
travel, know about other cultures, places, wonderful landscapes and people, and try new
experiences. I am fascinated by history. Arts are my very big passion; I love drawing, painting,
photography and fashion. Since I was little, I have always felt fulfilled when I had a sheet of
paper and a pencil in my hand, because it meant I could express myself in my own personal
way. I love summer time, the hot days but I like rain too. I just can’t live far away from the
sea and my favourite hobby is to spend all day on the beach, see the sunset, sunbathing,
swimming and scuba diving. So I love my country’s coastline because it has wonderful
beaches. It’s also important to say: I am completely fan of chocolate; I am a Jehovah’s
Witness, because it gives a meaning to my life and makes me a better person; I love to go to
the cinema, and I like all kinds of movies. My hobbies are going shopping to buy clothes, be
with my friends and family, draw, paint, dance, listen to music, specially rock, reggae and
music from different decades, go to concerts and I also read and write a lot. To write makes
me feel completely free.
My future career and dreams: In the future I want to graduate in languages and
humanities, and after that I want to study arts. Then I would like to be a stylist or a primary
school teacher and a writer. My dream is to visit all the countries in the world. I think that all
countries have something special to show us, so I think that’s the best experience we can
have. I think that’s the most important information about me and I am very curious about the
COMENIUS project, so my big wish is to learn a lot with this exchange programme.
… the end.
More about me…
I live in Pero Pinheiro, which belongs to Sintra. My favourite subjects are History
and Geography, but I don’t like maths; I have only chosen it because I honestly
hate French. On my summer holidays, I always go to Sagres (in Algarve), which is
my favourite place in the entire world, where I really “feel” myself. My
relationship with Sagres is wonderful and I feel that I have a connection with
that place. It is strange but it is what I feel.
Some of my friends think that my house is a zoo because I have many pets. I
have a dog, two turtles, two cats, fifteen birds and two fishes.
I live with my mother, my father and my sister Patrícia; she is younger than me. I
really enjoy spending time with my family, but what I really enjoy is when we go to
Sagres in the summer. We go camping in our caravan.
My Hobbies …
I like going out with my friends, playing on my PC, reading, listening to music,
watching movies, eating chocolate, taking care of animals, going to the beach,
shopping and see the joy of children playing.
I swim once a week.
This is my life, and who I am… Bye bye…
First Name: Cláudia
Date of birth: 16 May 1993
• My profile:
My name is Daniela Sofia Marta Santos, I’m sixteen years old
and I was born on the 6th
January 1994 in Torres Vedras. I’m
Portuguese and I live in Encarnação (Mafra). I study in Secondary
School José Saramago.
Now I’m going to describe myself; I’m 1,70 tall, I have got
long brown hair, brown eyes, small lips and small hands. My
personality is very strong. I’m very friendly and I love to smile all
day long. I like to meet many people and talk about many subjects.
If you want to talk with me, here is my e-mail:
• My family:
I live with my mother, my father and my sister. My mother’s name is Filomena, she is from
Silveira (Torres Vedras) and she is a housewife. My father’s name is José and he has lived in
Encarnação (not very far away from Mafra) since he was born. He is a mason and a bicycle
mechanic. My parents are very friendly. My sister’s name is Mariana, she is twelve years old
and she is student. My sister is a little boring, as all brothers are, but she is also very nice and
• My hobbies:
I have many hobbies, but my favourite one is to go out with my boyfriend and my friends; I
also like watching television (my favourite channels are Fox and SIC radical), playing
Playstation 3, surfing on the net, going to the shopping centre and to the cinema. My favourite
movie is: “The grudge: the curse 1, 2 and 3”.
First Name: David
Birthday: 3rd May 1994
About Me …
My full name is David João Farracho Silva, I’m 16 years old, and I live in Barril. Barril is a
very small place but very “green and blue”, because it is in the countryside and close to the
ocean. It is near Encarnação, Mafra (not far away from Lisbon), and my school is in Mafra
(Secondary School José Saramago).
I like school very much because I dream to become a lawyer or a judge and my favourite
subjects are Mathematics applied to social sciences and geography.
If I cannot be a lawyer or a judge, I would like to be an engineer (planning the territory),
because it involves geography, and I like geography very much.
I like my friends very much and I don’t stand liars and false people.
José Saramago is the name of my school and this is the name of a famous Portuguese writer
(winner of the Nobel Prize).
I live with my mother, my father and my sister. My father is 46 years old, and my mother is
45. My sister is 18 years old and she drives me crazy when she tries to look like my mother
and scold me for no reason… oh! That Anger!!!
My favourite hobby is to travel. I would like to travel all over the world, but at the present time
I don’t have many possibilities to travel much.
I also like to watch television, walk, ride my bike, read and write and to think about the future.
My future is very important so I have to make the right decisions. In my free time, I also help
the football team in my village, organizing soccer games and events, since I'm pretty
organized, one of my good qualities.
I’m a very, very shy person in general and in class too, and I don’t really like oral
presentations. I like to learn about different cultures, and because of that I would like to share
my dream travel, and that is going to Japan. I personally like this country, because I think their
culture is very interesting and different from the other ones; it’s fascinating at least for me.
Japan also has so many beautiful places and, for all the reasons that I said before, I would
really like to go there.
About my family, I live with my mother, my stepfather and my little brother who is only two
years old. I really enjoy spending my time with them, we go to many places, it’s fantastic, and
we have a great time together.
Sometimes, my brother gets me crazy, he is always moving things, but sometimes he can be
very cute; I love him a lot.
Well, now talking about my favourite hobbies, I like playing volleyball, walking on the beach,
being with my friends, watching TV, listening to music, among other things. My favourite one
is being with my best friend Maria. I always have fun with her and we have a lot in common.
Now we aren’t next to each other which is very sad, I just see her a few times.
First Name: Flávia
Date of birth: 5th January 1994
I’m sixteen and I live in Mafra, Portugal, with my mum and my stepfather. My area of studies
includes languages and humanities because I’d love to be a judge to change a little bit what is
called justice in this world. At this moment, French, philosophy and Portuguese are my
favourite subjects at school.
Since I was 4 years old I do ballet and my mother is my teacher, obviously dancing is
something that makes me travel to another dimension where all my problems disappear and
everything else is irrelevant.
I’m totally obsessed by music. I love country music, indie, rock, reggae and jazz. I have
a lot of idols like: Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison (The Doors), Joe Cocker, Kurt Cobain, Caleb
Followill (kings of Leon), Matisyahu, Peter Doherty, etc.
In my free time I love to laugh, to watch movies and to go out with my friends. I love
camping, going to the beach and swimming until the sunset. I also like to dream, learn and
search. I love white and brown and I’m crazy about chocolate. I’m totally given to ‘’peace and
love’’ and every day of my life I pray for our planet to be saved, and our society to be totally
out of this wrong concepts like materialism, selfishness and egocentric values. We should
support each other, like “one for all and all for one”.
I’m really interested in this project because it’s really important to improve my speaking
skills in these two languages, to know people from other places and how to work with them in
different areas. It’s also a great experience to travel and host other students, here, in Portugal,
and obviously to be hosted by them. Thank you so much for your attention! See you soon.
First Name: Inês
Birthday: 12th March
E-mail: Inês_ goncalveslive.com.pt
FIRST NAME: Isadora
Hey, my name is Isadora Gil, I was born on
September 1994, and so I’m 16
years old. I live in Ericeira, Portugal, with my
parents and I don’t have any brothers. I
study at Secondary School José Saramago, in
Mafra. I’m shy, friendly, funny and
everything you can imagine. My biggest
defect is being lazy; my defects depend on
the way they are seen.
The name of my mom is Carlota Gil, she is 52 years old and she is a pharmacist, she
works in Mafra. My father’s name is Ricardo Gil, he is 44 years old and he works in a
city hall (Oeiras, close to Lisbon).
I like surfing, bodyboarding and I swim a lot in the local pool. I study music in a Music
School - D.Dinis - in Odivelas (Santo António dos Cavaleiros). There I have music classes
- clarinet, guitar and piano. I’m also a DJ and I make my own music at home. I am in
front of the computer many hours per day because I make my own music and then I
put them on YouTube or I go to Facebook, Hi5, Dailybooth, Twitter and other sites.
THINGS THAT I REALLY LIKE:
At weekends I like to go out with my friends and we really have a lot of fun. I love to go
to the beach (I live close to the sea), listen to music, dance, travel, read and do other
I want to follow the areas of psychology, geography or tourism but I’m not sure yet.
I have chosen to participate in this project because I love to travel and meet
people form different countries and different cultures. It is really very interesting.
Name: Madalena Reis
Age: 16 years old
Me and My Family
I was born on 10th June 1994, in Lisbon, and I live in a small village in Sintra, called Sabugo. It’s
in the countryside, and I really enjoy living there because it is quiet and beautiful. I live with
my parents and my brother. My mom’s name is Otilia, and she’s the executive director of the
Fulbright Comission, here in Portugal. My dad, Luís, works in Sintra’s city hall, as an
admnistrative and my brother, José Diogo (who’s younger than me, he’s only 12), is a 7th grade
student. And as I’m speaking about my household, I’m going to refer my pets too! So, we have
two dogs, Rex and Buk, a turtle, Becas, and a cat named Tom. I was the one who named it, after
Tom Riddle, also known as Lord Voldemort, because I’m a huge fan of the Harry Potter series.
My Favourite Things
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, watching TV series and movies, reading
and listening to music. Music is one of my passions, I’m obsessed by it, there’s not a single day
that goes by without me spending some time listening to it. I have a lot of favourite bands and
solo artists, such as U2, Robbie Williams, McFly, Coldplay, John Mayer, Maroon 5, The Killers,
Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Oasis, Michael Bublé and Red Hor Chilli Peppers. Going back, I
would like to refer some of my favourite movies, as “Forrest Gump”, “Big Fish” and “Sleepy
Hollow”, and also some of my favourite TV series, as “Glee”, “Modern Family”, “Criminal
Minds”, “CSI”, “The Simpsons”, “Family Guy”, “The Cleveland Show”, “ER” and “Grey’s
My Future Career
I don’t really know which profession I will do in the future, but I know that it will have
something to do with communication and culture, because my dream is to participate in the
organisation of cultural events (about music, fine arts, performing arts, etc).
The Comenius Project
I want to participate in the Comenius Project because I think that is a great opportunity to
explore Europe and share what’s good in our country, and also because I’ll be able to meet
people my age from different countries.
NameNameNameName: Márcia Graça
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My name is Márcia Graça and I’m from Lisbon, Portugal.
I live with my parents, Sandra and Francisco (Xico) and
my brother Martim, he’s 7 years old and he is very cute
My area of studies is focused on languages but I love
painting and drawing all the time!
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I love weekends but I also like going to school very much. I love to be with
my boyfriend Rúben, who is also one of my best friends.
My parents have a bar, ‘varinos’ and at weekends I go out with Rúben
there and we have a lot of fun!
My other passion are animals because I think they are a really
important part of our world. I have a lot of pets at home.
About Comenius:About Comenius:About Comenius:About Comenius:
I’m really interested in this kind of
project because we can learn very much
and meet awesome people, I hope.
It’s also a great way to promote our
country in different places and show
how beautiful it is.
…For now that’s all!
Name: Rodrigo Julião
About me: Hello there, I live in a town called Fontanelas, I live mostly with my
mother and my sister, and sometimes I visit my father. I have three dogs, one
rabbit, two canaries and a lot of chickens to take care of.
I’m studying to become a psychologist and help other people beyond their
physical problems. The human mind is an interesting dimension.
If we move away from the “school atmosphere” I can say I’m pretty much a
simple “farm boy” who loves to go for long walks in the woods, but I’ll talk about
My dream is to travel around the whole world, see and experience almost
everything our world has to offer, I don’t care how I will do it, or the time it will
take, but when I’m older at least I’ll be able to say: “Hey, I was there once.”
Hobbies: If we count it as a normal weekend day it goes pretty much like this: I
wake up, turn on the computer and go outside while eating breakfast, feed the
chickens and play with the dogs. Fetch, Tag and Fight, are their favourite games,
it’s very comforting to have such friendly animals. After that, I spend the rest of
the morning on the computer. I enjoy playing all sorts of games.
Since I have three dogs to keep healthy, I go out and walk a few miles, finding
interesting places in the woods, hang around a river, stare at the ocean and go in
rotten abandoned houses. I know it may sound a bit childish, but it’s undeniably
Name: Sérgio Nuno Macedo Castanheira
Birth: 30th December 1993
My name is Sérgio Castanheira, I’m 16 years old and I live in Portugal. I study at Secondary
School José Saramago, in Mafra, and my class is working on the project “Comenius”. My
favourite subjects are English and Physical Education and I hate Mathematics and History. I’m
not exactly a good student, but I’m trying to improve a bit in some subjects.
I like sports such as skateboarding, boxing, football and basketball and I love animals.
I have already visited England, Spain and France, but I would really like to visit Hawaii,
because it’s a relaxing and beautiful place.
I live with my mother called Paula and my sister called Daniela who is 14 years old. I go to my
father’s house some weekends where my little sister Leonor, who is 6 years old lives. My
mother works in RTP (a TV channel), and my father works in the Nestlé enterprise. I also have
a little puppy called Óscar.
In my free time, I like to do many things, such as skateboarding, playing video games, surfing
on the internet and being with friends.
I usually do sports twice a week. On Wednesdays I go swimming, and on Fridays I do boxing. I
love another activity that isn’t considered a sport, but a kind of art, called “Parkour” (free-
running), that is the art of movement. I also like listening to music, and my favourite styles are
heavy metal, rock and grunge. I like bands such as Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Bon Jovi,
My name is Soraia Pedroso, I’m a sixteen-
year-old Portuguese girl who was born in Torres
Vedras on the 13th
I live in Pedra Furada, a small village between
Sintra and Mafra.
My best friend's name is Ângela
Agostinho, and we know each other
since we were little. My other best
friend is my boyfriend, and his name is
Daniel Martins. They are both very
important to me and I have done
amazing things with them.
I live with my mother Célia and my two twin brothers,
Sérgio and Nuno, who are 12. I also have a 5-year- old
sister, but she's only from my father's side.
I love swimming, going to the beach with friends and
going to the cinema. Reading is also one of my hobbies
and I am particularly interested in novels and Sherlock Holmes books.
My future career…
I’m still not sure about what I would like to do. I’m interested in
journalism but, if that doesn’t work, I will consider going into law school.
One of my dreams is… to be happy, love and be loved!
Being a mother is also one my dreams, I just hope I’ll be responsible
enough and have a decent loving husband to help me!
About Comenius Project, I think it’s a good opportunity to meet
people from other schools/countries and improve my English and my
knowledge about the European Union.
Finally, I am enclosing a photo and my email.
Goodbye, I'll see you soon!
Me and my family
Hello! My name is Tiago Batalha, and I am 17 seventeen years old. I live in Portugal, in the
countryside, in a very quiet place named Ribeira dos Tostões (near Mafra). I don’t live very far
away from my school and friends. I have a twin brother Telmo that is very different from me,
and an older sister, Irina who is 19 years old. My mom Cristina, and my dad, Fernando work
together in an enterprise related with stone transformation. My dad likes hunting, so I have
17 dogs. (It’s just a curiosity…)
Hobbies and friendship
At weekends, my brother and I love to ride our motorcycle with some friends in muddy
places! Another great hobby that I have is playing my guitar. I love it! I always listen to good
music, and in the summer I spend all my money in live concerts! I go out with my friends at
night and, it’s good because I think that in a bar we can meet different people. My sports
activities are swimming, cycling and sometimes running. Doing sport is very important to our
body, so I try to do it every time I can. About friendship, I love my friends and meeting people,
and I give much importance to friendship, because I think when a friend is a real friend, it’s
School and Comenius Project
I am on the 11th grade, in the area of studies of languages and humanities, and I study at José
Saramago Secondary School in Mafra. My class is awesome, each classmate has a different
personality and we are very close. My class is included in the Comenius Project. I will work
very hard for this project because I think that is exciting! I don’t know If I will travel to another
country or not but I want it very much! If I can host people from another country in my house
it will be very interesting and they will enjoy it a lot!
Mail: vanessita.eu @hotmail.com
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the
person you are.
My name is Vanessa Santos, I’m 16 years
old, my birthday is on July 14th
and I live
with my parents, in Mafra, in a beautiful
place with a beautiful house and a
beautiful view. I have a sister too but she
has not the same mother as me so... I am
kind of an only child.
My favourite word and at the same time I dislike it. It’s
what I most hope and fear. I want to get there but I
don’t know how. So if the question is: “What do you
want to do?” or “What university are you going to
choose?” Forget it, because I don’t know yet. But I know
that I want to see the world before thinking about any of
those things, so maybe one day I will see you in the
I’m a friendly person who likes to
laugh and to joke a lot. I am a little
bit shy in the beginning while I
don’t know people better. I like
good jokes, fast cars and beautiful
guys. I love watching films,
reading books, go for long walks in
nice places, music, Guns N’Roses,
the sun, the sea, the stars. This is
me, a very passionate person.