05 May Cultures of Coleridge Week 2023
Cultures of Coleridge Week ran over the penultimate week of the Spring Term. During the week, there was a specific focus on different aspects of Turkish culture. Children also spent time learning about the different cultures which make up their classes. Over the week, children displayed deep levels of fascination, learning about each other’s cultures and backgrounds. This was reflected in the many exhibitions and display boards produced by our children over the week. A number of children came into school in traditional dress and brought in a range of foods representative of their heritage. We also mixed up classes to enable children to work with others from across the different year groups.
Children reported back enjoying this experience and having the opportunity to interact with others who share the same heritage as them. There was parental involvement throughout the week – a big thank you to those of you who took part. On the final Friday of the week, our Turkish speaking parents set up a stall selling traditional Turkish food to raise money for Save the Children. Many thanks to those involved in organising this and setting up the stall.
During Cultures of Coleridge Week, the children also spent time looking at the book My Skin your Skin by Laura Henry Allain. Teachers reported back having some very interesting discussions with our children, which we will be continuing and following up on.