Pupils learn global citizenship lesson

One World Week at St Mary Star-of-the-Sea School.
One World Week at St Mary Star-of-the-Sea School.

PUPILS at one primary school learned an invaluable lesson about the cultures and traditions of different countries.

Children at St Mary Star-of-the-Sea RC school in Magdalen Road, St Leonards took turns to present a school assembly each day last week about different countries as part of One World Week.

Almost half of the children are from an ethnic minority background.

There were presentations on the Philippines, India and Pakistan, Europe including Italy and Poland, Africa and Russia and Latvia.

Pupils talked about their culture and traditions with some also performing a dance and singing.

During the Africa talk there was also a display of African drumming.

On Friday parents brought food to the school for an international food fayre. All funds raised were donated to St Mary’s link school in Hastings, Sierra Leone. Year three teacher and international co-ordinator Gillian Rubi, said: “The children enjoyed learning about each other’s cultures.

“And one of the main lessons they learned was they’re not just citizens of England. They’re all global citizens of the world.”