Celebrating Diversity at The Canons
Last week we had a great time learning about diversity and celebrating the many ways in which we are different. We took part in lots of different activities to help us understand the meaning and importance of diversity such as:
- Reading stories like ‘The Rainbow People’, ‘Shine’ and ‘It’s okay to be different’ and sharing our thoughts on these
- Investigating the ways in which we are similar and different to our classmates through circle times and discussions
- Writing a creative piece of writing on the theme of diversity
- Creating artwork linked to the importance of diversity
- Watching ‘The Greatest Showman’
- Completing homework with the help of our families to understand what represents ‘us’.
We ended our week with a day to celebrate diversity at The Canons where we could wear something or bring something in that represented ourselves or our families.
Some of us:
- Wore clothing traditional of our culture/faith/nationality
- Wore clothing to represent a skill/talent we practice such as karate, dancing, gymnastics football, rugby, swimming, fishing…
- Wore clothing to represent a club that we belong to such as Rainbows, Football, Rugby…
- Brought in photos of our family
- Brought in recipes of meals we cook
- Brought in items, photos or wore clothing to represent festivals we celebrate
- Brought in medals, certificates, trophies and even a horse to represent the skills and hobbies we practice
- Taught our classmates how to say some phrases or write some letters in our home language
We enjoyed sharing these with each other and celebrating the many ways in which we are different.
Well done to all the pupils for making our 'day to celebrate how diverse we are' a success, and a huge thank you to parents and carers who supported the children in understanding and celebrating what makes them special!