British Council International School Award
We are thrilled to announce we have achieved the International School Award Intermediate Certificate: Developing Internationalism. The award is an excellent way of promoting the international dimension across our school and throughout our curriculum. Special congratulations to Mrs Cain who has worked so hard to co-ordinate our international activities.
Year 5 children at Priors Field School took part in a creation of multinational Advent Calendar consisting of hand-made Christmas cards from six different countries:
Austria, Spain, Italy, Poland, Greece, Romania and the UK. Each partner school had to send four Christmas cards by traditional mail to each of the six countries (24 cards in total) to prepare the Advent Calendar. Christmas cards had Christmas wishes in English and the national language as well as a short personal description of the student written in English. Priors Field Advent Calendar was displayed in the hall for the whole school community to admire. The ebook was created at the end of the project which took place in November and December 2018.
Christmas traditions in Italy and the UK
Priors Field School and two partner schools in Turin and Rome, Italy, joined the project of exchanging Christmas customs and traditions. All children in Year 5 took part in this project and created their own Christmas traditions leaflets during ICT lessons. During the project they have learnt that Italian families prepare a Christmas Tree and a Nativity scene in their houses. Sometimes families pass down the figures of the Nativity scene from generation to generation. Some can be centuries old! The nativity scene is so popular that every year millions of little figures are sold. Some scenes can include small fountains, fairy lights, real grass and even sound effects. They have also learnt that Italian families have one special day which is called La Befana.
La Befana is a kind witch and a symbol of happiness and presents. She flies to the houses of Italian children on the 6th of January filling the Christmas stockings with toys or black sugar.
All three school leaflets were displayed in the hall so everyone could see children’s creativity and originality, passion and imagination. The ebook was also created at the end of the project which took place in November and December 2018.
All children really enjoyed participating in these projects and didn’t want them to end.
French Bastille Day
Chinese New Year