Multi Cultural Week
Multi Cultural Week 2019
The start of this half term has been super exciting as we once again celebrate our annual Multicultural Week. We kick started the week with the Mighty Zulu Nation visiting on Monday. They delivered workshops for the whole school and as always delivered wonderful performances of their infectious singing and dancing.
On Tuesday Year 4 took part in Parkour Workshops and were amazed by their acrobatics and free running. Year 2 enjoyed Chinese ribbon dance workshops and Calligraphy workshops, while Year 1 explored Antarctica by sculpturing penguins using clay. Also on Tuesday our youngest children (Acorns, Pre School and Reception Year) were involved in Indian Dance workshops, while Year 5 children had a taste of the Mayan and Mexican culture having an in depth overview of the ‘Day of the Dead’ celebrations. Finally on Tuesday Year 3 enjoyed Polish Folklore Art workshops.
Moving onto Wednesday, we had traditional Bollywood dance workshops, global storytelling and street dance workshops. Thursday saw South American salsa dancing, African animal art workshops, songs of Africa and talks on the Ghanaian Rights of Passage.
On Friday we enjoyed traditional Caribbean steel pan workshops delivered by the internationally acclaimed artist Wade Austin and it was party time with Caribbean and Soca dance carnival workshops. The Mayans featured again on Friday, this time through clay art workshops, and finally we enjoyed poetic rap and storytelling by renowned rap artist Rob Bradley.
We would like to say a massive thank you to all of our parents who supported our fund raising event for Ghana on Friday. We raised £108 from the ‘costumes around the world’ dressing up day. Thank you for all your efforts in making the costumes and dressing your children so creatively.
Also thank you and well done to Year 3 who raised £157 for Ghana, by selling cakes, donated by Year 3 parents on their cake stall after school on Friday. Lastly, thank you to those of you who were able to join us in our first ‘Showcasing Community Visit’ we hope you enjoyed your time in school.