On 30th June pupils came to school wearing clothing that represented their fantastically diverse and colourful cultures. A pupil in Year 7 commented that, “I am walking around the school and it feels like I am travelling around the world.”
On that same day our EAL pupils (English as an additional language) went to a local school to read to children with special educational needs and disabilities. Our pupils practiced for weeks, often in their free time, to perfect their reading of the book they’d chosen: Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman.
It made us so proud not just seeing how well our pupils read but also how they learned to communicate a few sentences in sign language and how they made new friends with such ease.
Such a visit is becoming an annual tradition for us so we look forward to our pupils serving the local community in this way again next summer.