British day at Fenland school that included researching the Royal Family, discovering how Parliament works, and enjoying pie and mash - with jelly for dessert.

PUBLISHED: 12:27 12 December 2014 | UPDATED: 12:27 12 December 2014

British day at Chatteris school

British day at Chatteris school


Children at Kingfield Primary School in Chatteris have been celebrating Modern British culture this week with a range of activities.

British Day at Kingsfield Primary British Day at Kingsfield Primary

Attending school dressed in red, white and blue, the children took part in traditional Maypole dancing, made Union Jack Flags, learned about British traditions, researched the Royal Family as well as studying the work of the British Government and the structure of Parliament.

At lunchtime the children enjoyed traditional ‘Pie and Mash’ and ‘Jelly with Ice-Cream’ for pudding!

Headteacher Joanne Tomlins said: “We have identified that many of our children are not familiar with modern British culture and how diverse Britain has become over the years. “We feel it is important for the children to understand the changes in order to embrace these and make sense of the world around them.

“I particularly enjoyed listening to the children singing the National Anthem, it felt like Last Night of the Proms! “

British Day at Kingsfield Primary British Day at Kingsfield Primary

She thanked RPM Painting and Decorating Services for donating their time to decorate a Journey Through Britain’ corridor which “the children just love.”

Class teacher Laura Barnes who organised the day said: “We had a fantastic time celebrating British traditions and values today, the children loved taking part in so many different activities.

“I’m looking forward to building on the success of today by planning another cultural day for next term.

Shannon Campbell (Yr5) said: “In our class we had to pick a political leader and write our own speeches. Mine was about what I would do to improve Chatteris.”

British Day at Kingsfield Primary British Day at Kingsfield Primary

Harry Powley (Yr5) said: “We had to go around the corridors in our parties and find out facts about ourselves. At the end, my party managed to get the most members so we won.”

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