Global citizenship week

CHILDREN from Nursery up to P7 took part in global citizenship week.
CHILDREN from Nursery up to P7 took part in global citizenship week.

recently, Arduthie Primary celebrated their Global Citizenship Week.

The main aim of this project was to provide opportunities and experiences for our pupils to develop their awareness and views of the wider world, and the cultures within. The week involved a selection of activities to allow our children to explore geographical and cultural similarities and differences of countries from around the globe. Children were encouraged to value alternative viewpoints and recognise their own worth and the worth of others to allow them to develop as Global Citizens.

David Imebore visited the school and worked with all the classes to teach them how to play the African drums. The children were inspired by David and came away from the workshops with a big smile on their faces and a little

bit more rhythm!

Nathan Young also visited Arduthie Primary to tell us about his life in Georgia, North America. The boys and girls had lots of excellent questions for Nathan to find out about similarities and differences between life in Scotland and life in Georgia.

In the same week, the boys and girls celebrated World Book Day. They were invited to dress up as a boy character from another part of the world and bring a £1 donation. All the money raised from this event will be going

to the “Send a Friend to School” Campaign. This charity encourages school children to speak up for a Right to an Education on behalf of children who cannot. 60 million children worldwide are still not attending school.

The school Eco Representatives organised a very successful Book Swap. All the children were invited to recycle a book that they had finished with by bringing it into school and swapping it with

someone else.

The school also welcomed visitors from Hungary and South Korea, who met the children and shared a little bit

about their home countries.

All classes from Arduthie looked at the geographical aspects of the continent of Antarctica before looking at the cultures of other continents.