At WCPS we love to celebrate different nationalities and cultures. The week of the 11th February was International Week, with a particular focus on France as this is the language the boys learn at school with Madame Wilson. The week started with a brilliant parent Assembly led by Mr Heath (Alexander Heath, Maple) about Germany and it continued with a range of exciting activities including food tasting, arts and craft, dressing up and music.
Each boy was issued with a passport and he ‘flew’ to different countries throughout the week. For example, boys who visited Maple Class learnt about Kenya and made an Africa mask. In Chestnut Class, the boys learnt about Japan and made a carp kite and in Pine Class they arrived to the tropical lands of Fiji to paint a sunset using watercolours. In South Africa, they had the opportunity to make bead bracelets and in India, they made a peacock and a Mehndi hand design. All the teachers had put a lot of thought and preparation into their activity and the boys enjoyed all the different tasks on offer tremendously.
It was wonderful to watch the boys so engaged in learning about different cultures and they were delighted with their artistic achievements by the end of the week. Thank you to the Friends of Squirrels committee for helping to fund aspects of International Week and to all the staff for their preparation and creativity!