THE pupils of Colcot Primary School, Barry, have been very busy learning about the geography, history and culture of different countries around the world as part of an International Week which culminated in a special outdoor concert for parents.

Each year group in the school has chosen a country to find out about and they all enjoyed dressing up in national costume, sampling foods, and learning songs and traditional dances from their countries.

Some of the places studied by children of all ages are Ireland, USA, India, South Africa, Hawaii, Japan, France, Brazil and Australia.

The Year 6 group studied Mexico and have visited Wahaca restaurant in Cardiff where they have made and eaten their own guacamole and also found out about Mexican street food and ingredients.

Headteacher Mrs Nia Cule said: "International Week has been a tremendous success and the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about their chosen countries. At Colcot, we are looking at developing the children’s knowledge of the world as global citizens and they have responded brilliantly."

Pupil Olivia Hewitson Aged 11, said: "I have really enjoyed the week and learning about Mexico.

"We have learnt about the indigenous Mayan people as part of our topic ‘Hola Mexico’. Finding out about Mexican culture has been really interesting and I have loved making masks and learning the dances. ’

Mrs Cule explained that The International Week is an example of the exciting learning experiences planned by staff at the school who are constantly looking at new ways of making the curriculum fun and engaging for the children.