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Bromsgrove pupils experience different cultures for special day
11:00am Sunday 17th February 2013 in Local
CHILDREN from a Bromsgrove school have been experiencing different cultures and traditions.
The youngsters from Aston Fields Middle School, in Drummond Road, took part in a special All Different, All Equal day on February 13.
Year five pupils studied India by learning some traditional dance moves, making kites, friendship bracelets and Diwali lamps, and designing rangoli and Mehndi patterns, which they painted on their hands.
The children of year six looked at Eastern Europe, which involved tasting Polish food, learning Cossack dance moves and the Russian alphabet, and making Russian dolls.
Musician Grant Moss helped year seven youngsters with their studies of the Americas, by helping them to learn how to play Samba music.
Pupils also made carnival masks and created some art work from soil, inspired by early cave drawings.
The children of year eight tried origami and Japanese writing, and retold a traditional Japanese tale through drama, as part of their studies of the Far East.
Carole Teer, the school’s assistant headteacher, said “A wonderful day was had, celebrating cultural diversity and sharing important messages common to us all.”