October 1st, 2016

Bromsgrove middle school celebrates one-ness on day of cultural diversity

Updated: 12:31 am, Feb 13, 2016

STAFF and pupils from Aston Fields Middle School celebrated cultural diversity on Wednesday (February 10) with its annual All Different, All Equal day.

The event taught the children to respect different cultures and celebrate diversity.

While year five looked at India and learned about food, dance and traditions such as kite running, year six took inspiration from Eastern Europe, learning Polish and Russian songs and designed patterns for Babushka dolls.

Caribbean culture became the central attraction for year eight pupils who created art and learned to play Samba with visiting musicians, Nick and Karen from ‘Glamba’.

Crossing all continents, the Far East inspired year eight pupils who tasted traditional Japanese food and learnt to use chopsticks.

In addition, pupils learnt about the history and techniques of karate with visiting Sensies, Stuart Hughes, 6th Dan, and Jason Lester, 4th Dan.

Assistant headteacher, Carole Teer said: “Ethnic diversity has made our modern British society rich in culture and contributed to our economic, social and democratic development.

“Our pupils learn that with freedom and diversity comes a need to respect difference.

“It is important to remember that we are all different and it is our differences that make us unique and special and this is what makes our country interesting.”