A Turkish delight proves magical for pupils
12:02pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
PUPILS at a Barry primary school experienced a Turkish delight when they delved into Turkey’s culture as part of their Comenius focused week.
The Comenius programme aims to help young people and educational staff understand the range of European cultures, languages and values and Barry Island primary reception class, Dosbarth Ceirios embraced Turkey,
Children welcomed visitors to speak about International Children's Day - a special time in Turkey and across Europe when many nations celebrate the achievements of their youngsters.
Visitors shared traditional pastries and cookies before they helped the children balance this treat by teaching the class how to belly dance!
Pupils also looked at the sacred book of the Qu'ran, explored g colours and textures in Turkish fabrics and created their own Turkish rugs- some of which became magic carpets flying over the buildings and mountains of Turkey.
Youngsters also made a beeline for the Izmir restaurant, on Broad Street, run by the family of one of their classmates.
The class watched a video showing the colours and countryside of Turkey and heard traditional music while enjoying kebabs and Welsh chips.
Mr Deveci and his staff led all in a traditional style dance.
Reception class teacher, Lesley Davies said: “Experiences like these are teaching our younger generation to value differences and celebrate similarities across cultures, making Barry an even brighter place to be. The school motto is Together, Learning and Being our Best - these children are becoming just the kind of global citizens this motto aims to inspire.”
The school thanked the Deveci family and friends for hosting them.