This section of our website is all about the 'world wide links' that our school is creating. We will add to and update the section as we continue to widen our children's experience and understanding of our world. We aim to support our children on their early steps towards being, informed, tolerant, understanding, confident and giving members of our 'global society'.
Black History Month. October 2012. A visit by Judy and Stuart.
Judy and Stu created a brilliant afternoon of Kenyan experiences for us. We learned about how to sow seeds, make flour, cook, carry loads, make toys, sing and dance. We also found out a lot about modern life and traditions of Kenya. The afternoon went too quickly!
Tristan da Cunha - Song Project.
In February 2012 Tony Triggs [musician and teacher] and Donna Watmough-Triggs [singer] visited Class 2 and presented to us a compelling perspective on the most isolated community in the world. Just 276 people live on Tristan da Cunha an active volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Using poetry and song Tony told the children about the geological formation of the island [1500 miles from South Africa], its history, its people, its ways of life and island school. Donna sang the songs beautifully, weaving stories through her words. Donna captivated the children and brought a smile to their faces when she suddenly disappeared then reappeared to sing dressed as a Penguin. We commented that 'you don't often see a singing penguin in Erpingham'! Amazing! Thank you Tony and Donna.
Friendly Faces 2012. Our Year 6 children joined children from Hevingham and Marsham Schools in a spellbinding [and a very loud] afternoon of African drumming and storytelling through dance and music.