It's our annual celebration of different Languages and Cultures. Throughout the week, as well as our ongoing study of French and Spanish, there was an international slant to many lessons. In RE, Year 8 learnt about Corrie ten Boom, a dutch lady who was sent to a concentration camp during WW2. Pizza was made and enjoyed in Home Economics classes, while there were many interesting pizzas designed in Art. In History, the focus was on Germany as pupils learnt about the home country of Martin Luther.
The week culminated in a special Assembly at which we heard many languages in Readings and songs - French, Latvian, Chinese and Spanish. Some Year 8 girls treated us to a display of German clap dancing and boys sang a song in an African language. (Did you know that there are almost 2000 different languages in Africa alone?) The choir sang, "Hello to all the people of the world" and we enjoyed other music and dance items. The school canteen also added an international flavour to their menu over this fortnight.
Many thanks to everyone who contributed from their own skills and cultural or linguistic background!
"Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?" Desmond Tutu, South African leader
"Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same!" Angelina Jolie, actress.