Filipinos give pupils amazing insight into their culture

Filipino families shared their culture with the children at Lyndhurst Infant School
Filipino families shared their culture with the children at Lyndhurst Infant School

Lyndhurst Infant School celebrated its International Day with a focus on the Philippines.

Filipino families from the community were invited in to share their culture with the children.

Mrs Stella Bray, who worked with the families to plan the day, said: “The whole day was an amazing experience for the children at Lyndhurst.

“There was a brilliant atmosphere throughout the school and all the children enjoyed finding out about the Filipino culture.

“It was an absolute pleasure working with the families in our community and we are very grateful for all their support and generosity during the day.”

Workshops led by the parents showed pupils how to decorate traditional vehicles, called Jeepneys, and make garlands using the sampaguita, the national flower of the Philippines.

In the hall, the children were taught traditional games and songs, while in classrooms, they used maps and atlases to find the Philippines and made collages of the flower, flag and national bird.

Each class had a talk, saw photos and looked at the real money used.

Throughout the day, the children tasted delicious speciality food and at lunch time, the staff were treated to an amazing buffet of home-cooked traditional Filipino food.

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