A CHINESE dragon dance and a tasty dish gave Year 1 and 2 pupils at Long Sutton Primary School an appreciation of an entirely different culture.
The youngsters tried their hand at Chinese writing when they visited ‘China’, the classroom set up to represent that country and where they could also sample noodles, spring rolls and prawn crackers.
Further rooms in school were decorated to represent other countries, and the young pupils tried out square dancing while enjoying wedges and beans in Texas, Aboriginal art and exotic fruits (Australia) and in Ancient Egypt the children’s teacher, Sarah Emery, was wound in bandages to demonstrate mummification.
“It was part of our geography curriculum,” said teacher Kei Bailey, “to raise awareness of different countries and cultures around the world.”
l The whole school took part in a Back to Front day in which youngsters paid to attend school not only in non-uniform, but back to front! A total of £286 was raised towards a portable incubator for Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King’s Lynn.