• Ben Norman

World Cup Life Skills Day

On Friday the 22nd of June, we held a World Cup Day based around our Life Skills curriculum. Every form within school selected a country who have qualified for this year’s competition and the form tutor then devised different activities based upon the traditions and events their selected country is renowned for. All the activities were adapted to make them accessible to the different age groups within the school. The purpose of the day was to give pupils an experience of different cultures from around the world.

The various countries and information about the activities pupils took part in can be seen below:

Primary 1: Brazil

  1. Primary: Found out about the carnivals, created samba rhythms and decorated masks

  2. KS3: Found out about the carnivals, created samba rhythms and question and answer activity

  3. KS4: Multiple-choice activity about Brazil and discussion/videos regarding favelas/crime

Primary 2: Iceland

  1. Primary: Learnt how to say Eyjafjallajokull and made articulated fish

  2. KS3: Learnt how to thunderclap and make baking soda volcanos

  3. KS4: Northern Lights investigation

Y7A: Mexico

  1. Primary: Made maracas

  2. KS3: Cooked a variety of Mexican delights and completed day of the dead activities

  3. KS4: Investigation into Pablo Escobar, drugs and life choices

Y7B: Spain

  1. Primary: Made a Spanish fan

  2. KS3: Made mini piñatas

  3. KS4: Spanish tapas tasting and reviewing

Y8: Australia

  1. Primary: Took part in an Australian animal memory game and made Koala bookmarks

  2. KS3: Matched the Australian saying to the English one and boomerang practise

  3. KS4: Matched the Australian saying to the English one, boomerang practise and bush tucker trails

Y9: Peru

  1. Primary: Identified animals; created a Peruvian flag and Paddington Bear activities

  2. KS3: Made a jumping dart frog, general knowledge quiz and found out what lives in the rainforest

  3. KS4: Made a whistle blower, general knowledge quiz and made darts for blow pipe

Transition: Japan

  1. Primary: Cherry blossom tree task and designed a kimono

  2. KS3: Magna characters and wrote their name in hiragana

  3. KS4: Magna comics/books and Wii activities

Y11: France

  1. Primary: Food tasting and had a go at various French sports

  2. KS3: Food tasting, paid for items with euros, French sports and Tour de France challenge

  3. KS4: Food tasting, paid for items with euros, French sports and Tour de France challenge

Pupils went around school in their form groups receiving a 30-minute workshop in each country.

We also had a guess the flag activity, football challenges and a passport competition that ran over break and lunch time. The winners of these activities were as follows:

Guess the Flag: Ethan Barlow

Complete the Passport: Danielle Hewitt

Primary Football Challenge: Bradley Clarke

KS3/4 Girls Football Challenge: Liberty Hadden

KS3 Boys Football Challenge: Robert Shore

KS4 Boys Football Challenge: Luke Dale

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