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'Experience Ethiopia' Day

On Tuesday 15th October our whole school took part in an 'Experience Ethiopia' day where the children took part in various workshops throughout the day to learn more about a country so different to our own.

The day was a huge success and our children thoroughly enjoyed immersing themselves in finding out about such an amazing country.

The workshops on offer covered a wide variety of subjects across the curriculum and enabled the children to identify similarities and differences to life in Gunthorpe.

Workshops included:

Cooking and Story telling with Mrs Findlay

'Coffee and Cotton' with Miss Bottrell

Tribal Music and Dancing with Mrs Nolan

Art with Miss Wynands

'Religion in Ethiopia' with Mrs Bills

History and Geography with Mrs Brown

Sport and the Olympics with Mr Tyler


A huge thank you to all of the children and staff who showed great enthusiasm and came to school dressed in the colours of the Ethiopian flag.  A fantastic day was had by all.

Tribal designs on eco-friendly cotton bags
Ethiopia Flag on cotton bag
Look at our great designs!
Tribal patterns in the colours of Ethiopian flag
Tribal dancing with Infant 2
Tribal dancing with Infant 2
Tribal dancing with Infant 2
Tribal dancing with Infant 2
Making lion masks in Infant 1
Making tribal masks with Year 3
Plotting a timeline of Ethiopian history Year 4
History in Year 4
Mask making in Infant 1
Researching Ethiopian Olympians in Year 5
Researching sport in Ethiopia (Year 5)
Cotton Workshop Year 6
Cotton Workshop Year 6
The Ethiopian Flag painted by Year 1
Tribal masks in Year 1
Healthy snacks in red, yellow and green!
Ethiopian flag veggie style!
Ethiopian flag
Cotton Workshop Year 2 and 3
Cotton workshop Year 2 and 3
Painting our cotton bags in Year 2 and 3
Cotton trade of Ethiopia
Coffee grinding with Year 2 and 3
Coffee grinding with Year 2 and 3
Coffee grinding
Discovering the coffee trade of Ethiopia
Religion in Ethiopia
Infant 1 display 'cooking and story telling'
Tasting Ethiopian 'Wat'
Tasting Ethiopian 'Wat'
Chopping vegetables and smelling spices
Ethiopian 'Wat' stew
Chopping carrots for the 'Wat'
Clay Churches in Year 6
Clay Churches in Year 6