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Year 7 and 8 students participated in a cultural event called Slavic steps. This focused on the cultural heritage of Poland. Students learnt about Polish history, language, traditions and cuisine. In addition, they took part in reading polish fables, a tongue twister competition, treasure hunt and a popular folk craft called ‘Wycinanki’ – a Slavic art form of papercutting. Year 8 student commented that “it was a very enjoyable and informative event. I hope to visit Poland soon”. Thanks to all the students who participated in this event and to all the support from the staff.
For the month of May, the Brooklands library was decorated in French theme in preparation for our France cultural event. On Wednesday 22nd May, there was an after school event held at Brooklands library called French Fest. Mr Rossi ran the event, giving an informative talk about France and showing the students some entertaining videos including ‘American kids try French food’. In addition students could undertake various activities including, a make your own French man craft, find-a-word sheets and an anagram puzzle. Students could also enter the ‘France map labelling’ competition which was held until the end of that week.
To further celebrate the day, Cucina sold French food at Break time.
The students who attended had an enjoyable time and their knowledge and understanding of another country was broadened.