At HWCE we think it is important to understand about how other people live in different countries across the world. We spend a day per term working with children in our house teams and learning about 4 different countries. We think about what life is like for children in these countries and how it differs from how we live. They develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about others and the world around them and are encouraged to accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
In the afternoon on these days we look at The Gambia and Zenith Prep School as we e-twin with them. Every year we all complete a project which we send over to them to help them understand what life is like for us. They regularly send us PowerPoints and information about them too. This promotes mutual respect, thankfulness, tolerance and compassion in the children. See the files below.
The children learnt about Ernest Shackleton, a very brave and courageous man who showed determination and did not give up on his crew when they were stranded. They enjoyed making a map of Antarctica with ropes and worked well in their teams.
Singapore was very different and the children found out about national symbols and customs. The Merlion is have lion and half fish and is very important in Singapore.