UNCRC – Article 30 – Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, regardless of whether they are shared by the majority of people in the country they live.
Ferryhill Primary School celebrated an extremely successful international festival, held on Sunday 21st May on the back of the school’s international week. A celebration of food, customs, games, and activities from across the world, the festival attracted a 300+ crowd. Visitors were treated to a tantalising spread of food, stories by Scottish story teller Pauline Cordiner and performances by bagpipe player and ex-pupil Ross Thomson, the school’s own highland dancing group as well as Chinese children’s dancing group Red Phoenix Dance.
Taster dishes ranged from traditional Scottish fayre such as haggis bon bons to Indian, Nigerian, Russian, Polish, Chinese, and many other international flavours. With the majority of food prepared by school parents, festival organisers also received generous contributions from local restaurants and shops such as Wok Wok, Inn at the Park, the Ferryhill House Hotel, Tesco’s, Sainsbury’, Beefy’s Biltong and Aperitivo.
Whilst much of the focus was on food, children were also well catered for with activities including mandala colouring, creating matryoshka dolls, face painting, tattoos, nail painting, and the popular Viking chess game Kubb.
A huge thank you to Angela Wigham and Laura Gerrard for organising this in such a tight timescale.