Nyewood CE Infant School
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Celebrating Black History Month...Caribbean Style!
Wow! What a wonderful week we have had to end our first half term in school!
This month is Black History Month and, to celebrate we had two very special visitors!
On Wednesday a lady called Kim came to visit us. Her family are from the Caribbean Island of Trinidad and she has performed in many Caribbean carnivals as well as in Notting Hill Carnival in London. She taught us that carnival season is part of the build up to their Easter festivities in Trinidad and Tobago and that it is a celebration of freedom and inclusion for all.
We made our own carnival headdresses and learnt to do the Limbo, another tradition that started in Trindad! We had great fun and enjoyed dancing to Soca music. It was a truly uplifting experience on a gloomy autumn day!
On Friday, we listened to a traditional Caribbean Counting Story read by Simpson, Mrs Charlton's husband. It was great to hear his accent and to learn some Caribbean phrases.
We have thoroughly enjoyed this week and it has been great to celebrate our first term in school.
We would like to thank you all for making the children's transition into school life such a smooth and happy one. Have a very happy half term everyone!
The Holly Family xxx