Children at Hillcroft School in Caterham enjoyed a trip round the world without leaving the grounds of their own school recently when the school’s annual International Week event took place.
Normal subjects were put to one side as the pupils focused on slightly more exotic topics such as Chinese Lion Dancing, Asian Silk Printing and even Circus Skills. Every class in the school takes part, choosing a particular country to study for the course of the week, and with relevant workshops being staged every day of the week for the whole school to enjoy.
Head of school John Williams said he was delighted with how the week had gone, and how much the children had gained from it. “It was a really inspiring event for all of them,” he explained. “They were all really motivated by such a fun range of activities, and it’s really left an impact, they’re still enthused by what they did”.
The Chinese Lion Dancing was a particular favourite with the children, added assistant headteacher Louise Summers. “They had great fun doing the dancing and twirling the ribbons around, so naturally after they’d done it they were keen to find out more about the country – that made it a winner for both staff and pupils,” she added.
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