Tuesday 25 March 2008

Morocco and India fundraiser week

Students and Staff from Fulham Cross Girls’ SchoolFulham Cross Girls’ School is partnered with several schools across the world, two of which are in India and Morocco. As a way of raising funds for theses two schools and to celebrate our global and diverse community, we put together a whole week of events in and out of lessons. All across the school, teachers and pupils worked together to make this a very special week. Arabic was taught in Language lessons instead of the traditional French and Spanish, in the Geography lessons students compared life and education in India, Morocco and the UK, and they also studied foreign poetry in their English lessons. During break and lunchtime, we sold food prepared by students, parents and staff to raise money. We also held a catwalk at lunchtime were students showed off traditional clothes from their countries of origin. After school, several activities took place. We learned how to make samosas in an Indian cooking lesson, some former pupils came back to teach us how to cook the traditional Moroccan dish called Zalook and we also watched a lively and charming demonstration of Bollywood dancing. Pupils and parents showed off their artistic skills by doing henna tattoos while the queuing “customers” were enjoying a display of Moroccan dancing. The week culminated in a celebratory non-uniform day when staff and pupils came dressed in traditional clothing celebrating our diversity of origins. It was a fabulous week all round and certainly an experience enjoyed by all that will be repeated next year!

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