Multicultural Week at Bayford School
27th October 2017
Bayford School holds a Multicultural Week
Bayford CE Primary School recently decided to hold a Multicultural Week in the lead up to October half-term, with a number of events in which the whole community could be involved.
The week of celebrations began with a demonstration of African Djembe Drumming by a member of staff from Richard Hale School, followed on Tuesday by a demonstration of Indian Dancing from Fabrizia Verrecchia (herself former pupil at Bayford School); the children were keen to be involved and demonstrate to their parents the new dancing skills that they had been taught.
The afternoon activities continued with Brazilian Samba Drumming. The children enthusiastically dragged at first reluctant parents to join in, but soon all were participating with great gusto! The afternoon concluded with a feast of multicultural dishes supplied by many parents. These ranged from traditional British sausage rolls, Irish Soda Bread, Scottish Haggis to Indian Samosas, Japanese Edamame Beans and Chinese Fortune Cookies. There were so many more, the list was endless. Parental support was fantastic and truly encouraging for such a small school.
Wednesday provided the opportunity for the children to experience an Islam assembly and some Chinese dancing, while on Thursday the whole school took a trip to the Jain Temple in Northaw. It was a great experience for the children to be shown around such a beautiful place of worship.
The week concluded on the Friday with the children attending school in a wide range of national costumes. It was very colourful!