As a school, we have always promoted diversity and tolerance of one another but now more than ever, with events across the world and even on our football pitches, it is a priority for us as a school to have and show an understanding of others from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. In an area such as ours, where diversity is not so apparent, it is our responsibility to ensure that the children of Spilsby Primary are culturally aware.
One of the ways we are encouraging this cultural awareness, among other on-going activities and strategies in school, is through a whole school “Culture Day”. Through these activities, we can learn about differences, celebrate diversity, challenge stereotypes and empathise with others on a multicultural level, thus breaking down barriers and reducing prejudice.
For our “Culture Day”, each class will have chosen a country and explore the heritage, history. language and culture around it. In the afternoon, the children be given a “passport” and will visit each of the countries (classrooms) in their key stages allowing them to learn about other countries and cultures through a variety of activities such as art, food tasting, music and dancing.