Each member of staff represented a country. This enabled students to learn more about countries around the world and have an opportunity to try out new activities, learn new skills and reflect about different customs and global diversity.
Not only did Donkey Bakery provide dishes from all around the world this week, much food was tasted in lessons as well! Mr. Chaddock’s Year 8 class tried and described Korean food whilst trying on traditional outfits.
In Maths, the Key Stage 3 students enjoyed looking at the work of John Napier whilst sampling Scottish food and drink. They also looked at traditional costumes and a few volunteers even attempted a Scottish country dance!
In Science Year 8 evaluated the dietary intake and needs of a Sri Lankan dish with Mr. Murray-Smith, which they then sampled today.
Year 10 also made Spanish Tortillas with Miss Shelley.
It was also an opportunity to learn about other traditions. Miss Holden showed several of her classes how to put on a traditional Indian costume and students were given the opportunity to use Henna for body painting.
Students were also given the opportunity to attend a Greek dancing workshop run by Miss Murray-Smith.
With Miss Croker, Year 7 and 8 did Bollywood dancing and learned about traditional Irish music.
Students also learned about Canadian sport and food with Miss Nghia Phan and looked at the physiology of a Jamaican sprinter with Miss Muir during PE lessons.
In the English department, students created Stop Motion Animation on Egyptian embalming with Miss Gray.
Miss Hillier used Ghana to look at stories and poems and to discuss stereotypes with her classes.
In Business Studies, the Year 10 students were given the opportunity to think about the Japanese ethos of continuous improvement, which was demonstrated with a paper airplane manufacturer.
All this week’s learning was brought together in an assembly where cultural diversity was celebrated and where Mr. Chaddock emphasised that it is important to work hard, as BVIS students will be competing in the future against very hard-working students from all around the world!