In late March, Archbishop Sancroft High School was off timetable for an African Caribbean multicultural day in which they had the opportunity to learn about the diversity of Africa and the Caribbean, writes Lydia Hallsworth.
Throughout the day, many exciting activities were offered, including: cooking Jamaican ginger cakes, learning various languages, and performing a tribal dance to Shakira’s Waka Waka. The whole day was organised by students, Yvette Tyler, Lydia Hallsworth, Josh Walford Cook and Harriet Gateshill who, as well as planning the day, took part in teaching the lessons. The day culminated in a showcase of the student’s activities. Some of the highlights included some hilarious dramas by Year 8s, an upbeat dance by some Year 7s and a performance by the school’s steel drum band.
The whole day ended with a sing along to a popular Bob Marley song. One student said: “It was very different and interesting to learn about the diverse cultures in Britain. I can’t wait for the next one!”