Primary school children learn about world cultures and religions

The Northern Echo: Pupils experience lion dancing as part of an Asian workshop Pupils experience lion dancing as part of an Asian workshop

SCHOOLCHILDREN have been given a taste of other cultures with a multi-faith day designed to broaden their experiences.

Students at Reid Street School, in Darlington, spent the day learning about different national cultures, getting to grips with chopsticks and learning traditional dance.

They were also taught about the world’s other faiths including Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and the Sikh religion.

Foundation stage leader Amanda Jones said: “We wanted to give the children an awareness of the diversity of the cultures and religions which exist in our school, our town and our world.”

RE co-ordinator Fiona Rankin added: “Each year group has studied a major world faith and we welcomed visitors into our school to explain about their beliefs through art, dance, storytelling and music.

“We are conscious of the need for our children to gain a broad view of other cultures and other faiths. They children really absorbed the key points of the experience; it’s been fabulous. They have loved it and I’m sure it has been a day to remember.”

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1:05pm Mon 1 Apr 13

Voice-of-reality says...

The look of enjoyment is clear to see in the picture. Perhaps it would be better to spend more time on the three 'Rs' than pandering to the whims of inclusivity.
The look of enjoyment is clear to see in the picture. Perhaps it would be better to spend more time on the three 'Rs' than pandering to the whims of inclusivity. Voice-of-reality

10:37am Tue 2 Apr 13

miketually says...

Knowing how school is today, I'm sure there'll have been a lot of reading and writing involved, based on the theme. Plus, why should kids not enjoy school?
Knowing how school is today, I'm sure there'll have been a lot of reading and writing involved, based on the theme. Plus, why should kids not enjoy school? miketually

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