Chop chop: culture on the menu

They're not enjoying a Chinese meal, but learning about world culture. Pupils are: front (from left) ' Danielle Parkinson, Eleanor Collin, Hollie Abbott and Hayley Cancea; back ' Dan Holliday and Joe Charlton. Photo: SG250512-114NG
They're not enjoying a Chinese meal, but learning about world culture. Pupils are: front (from left) ' Danielle Parkinson, Eleanor Collin, Hollie Abbott and Hayley Cancea; back ' Dan Holliday and Joe Charlton. Photo: SG250512-114NG
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THEY may have eaten Chinese food previously, but Year 9 pupils at The Deepings School made a special effort to eat it with chopsticks for the school’s Culture Day on Friday.

Students from years 7 to 9 took part in the event, designed to allow pupils to learn about different cultures while having fun.

This year’s event was slightly different as Year 7 pupils had a Humanities day in Lincoln, visiting the castle and cathedral, where they developed the knowledge they had been learning in the classroom throughout the year.

Pupils in Years 8 and 9 had their usual lessons replaced with four superb activites to allow them to gain a wider understanding of the world and its different cultures.

The Year 8 theme was religion and countries, and groups tried out Scottish, salsa and line dancing – the girls took part in Gaelic football while the boys had a go at hip hop dancing. They also learned more about Sikhism.

Year 9 pupils experimented with Chinese food, took part in Indian, African and Bhangra dance sessions, and created junk music and artwork.