School gets a taste of culture
3:35pm Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
Alway Primary School pupil Romeo Horvath,(ok), dons a Brazilian mask as part of a Multicultural week (1754309)
NEWPORT children embraced foreign culture last week as part of a multicultural project.
Alway Primary School pupils are being given the chance to experience different cultures when they took part in a multicultural week.
The week aimed to provide pupils with a range of foreign experiences to promote diversity and give children who haven’t had the chance to leave Wales to get the feel of being abroad.
Throughout the week pupils took part in activities such as running a French cafe, participating in a Spanish cultural class, chatting to people in Lapland and Norway via a video link, as well as learning about the myths and legends from each culture.
Head teacher Richard Hughes said: “A variety of countries are being covered during the week with year three children learning about China and Ireland as well as pupils participating in a video exchange with Norway.
“We have had a multicultural week in previous years and it gives the children a broader breath of experience, while promoting diversity.
“It is very important because there are not many families that can afford trips away.”
The mayor of Newport Cliff Suller also visited the school and saw pupils embrace cultures in countries including India, Brazil, China, South America and Africa.
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