GALLERY: Pupils from Westwood School, March, learn about Indian culture and cuisine on special themed day

10:20 21 November 2012

Westwood junior school March held a Year 5 Indian Celebration Day. Some of Class 4 and their teachers Left: Mrs Elliott, Mrs Stimpson and Mrs Masterton.

Westwood junior school March held a Year 5 Indian Celebration Day. Some of Class 4 and their teachers Left: Mrs Elliott, Mrs Stimpson and Mrs Masterton.

Archant

YEAR 5 pupils learnt about Indian art, culture and cuisine at Westwood Junior Community School’s ‘Indian Celebration Day’.

The children, who are doing a module on India, dressed in traditional Indian costume and sampled Indian food.

They were taught about meditation and one of the teachers set up stumps in the classroom and instigated a game of cricket.

The school has previously held Viking days and days were the pupils come in dressed as characters from famous books.

Tamara Masterton, who teaches at the school, said: “It was a successful day and the children really enjoyed and embraced it.”

She believes themed days help her pupils to engage with a topic.

She said: “It’s all very well looking at a screen or doing drawings but to give the children that practical experience of something is always useful.”

0 comments

More news stories

10 minutes ago
Solar panels and field shelter after the storms on Sunday.

The Fens took a battering on Sunday as high winds brought down garden fence panels and in one field destroyed an animal shelter and a row of solar panels.

12:09
Sadie Johns wears hats for charity

Sadie Johns proved if you want to get ahead get hat when it comes to fundraising.

11:49
members of Whittlesey Brownies with Gill Lawrence, secreatry of Whittlesey in Bloom

Members of Whittlesey’s 2nd Brownies Group have planted a special rose to commemorate Brownies throughout the world.

Tree blown down at junction of Beech Lane and New Barnes, Ely (Photo: Clinton Edwards)

Ely got a battering on Sunday as high winds brought down trees, fence panels, and even a lamp post.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition