|Some of our staff and children in National Dress|
The day started with a wonderfully informative assembly led by Miss Clarke, which looked at how diverse the world really is in terms of quality of life, access to services we take for granted such as education, water, healthcare and the internet. Children were amazed to learn that only 12% of the world's population had a computer and that a fifth of the world's population live on less than 87 pence per day. See the attached video shown in the assembly -
The assembly concluded with Year 4 singing a Ghanaian lullaby they had learnt with Mrs Marsh to the rest of the school.
In the afternoon, both Key Stage One and Two were able to visit other classes to learn about a variety of countries and their cultures. This included the Seychelles, China (Hong Kong), Ghana, Jamaica, the Netherlands and Greece. Children were delighted to learn about and then stamp their passports with flags from each country they visited. Both the staff and children clearly had a wonderful day and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was a brilliant way to end the half term.
A huge thank you to all children and staff who took part in this event. A great deal of credit should go to Miss Clarke, who organised this fantastic event.
We now look forward to our next event, Day for Change, a Unicef charity fundraising event which we hope to raise money for children less fortunate in Syria.
Mr Ben Weighill (Literacy Leader)