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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.

Picture 1 Tribal designs on eco-friendly cotton bags
Picture 2 Ethiopia Flag on cotton bag
Picture 3 Look at our great designs!
Picture 4 Tribal patterns in the colours of Ethiopian flag
Picture 5 Tribal dancing with Infant 2
Picture 6 Tribal dancing with Infant 2
Picture 7 Tribal dancing with Infant 2
Picture 8 Tribal dancing with Infant 2
Picture 9 Making lion masks in Infant 1
Picture 10 Making tribal masks with Year 3
Picture 11 Plotting a timeline of Ethiopian history Year 4
Picture 12 History in Year 4
Picture 13 Mask making in Infant 1
Picture 14 Researching Ethiopian Olympians in Year 5
Picture 15 Researching sport in Ethiopia (Year 5)
Picture 16 Cotton Workshop Year 6
Picture 17 Cotton Workshop Year 6
Picture 18 The Ethiopian Flag painted by Year 1
Picture 19 Tribal masks in Year 1
Picture 20 Healthy snacks in red, yellow and green!
Picture 21 Ethiopian flag veggie style!
Picture 22 Ethiopian flag
Picture 23 Cotton Workshop Year 2 and 3
Picture 24 Cotton workshop Year 2 and 3
Picture 25 Painting our cotton bags in Year 2 and 3
Picture 26 Cotton trade of Ethiopia
Picture 27 Coffee grinding with Year 2 and 3
Picture 28 Coffee grinding with Year 2 and 3
Picture 29 Coffee grinding
Picture 30 Discovering the coffee trade of Ethiopia
Picture 31 Religion in Ethiopia
Picture 32 Infant 1 display 'cooking and story telling'
Picture 33 Tasting Ethiopian 'Wat'
Picture 34 Tasting Ethiopian 'Wat'
Picture 35 Chopping vegetables and smelling spices
Picture 36 Ethiopian 'Wat' stew
Picture 37 Chopping carrots for the 'Wat'
Picture 38 Clay Churches in Year 6
Picture 39 Clay Churches in Year 6
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