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School turned into an airport as pupils join jet set for global week

Swindon Advertiser: Westrop Primary School, Highworth, was transformed into an international airport for the day as part of a week looking at other countries and cultures. Teacher turned pilot Daniel Adams is pictured with the pupils Westrop Primary School, Highworth, was transformed into an international airport for the day as part of a week looking at other countries and cultures. Teacher turned pilot Daniel Adams is pictured with the pupils

PUPILS were flying high and dreaming of fun in the sun when Westrop Primary School was transformed into an airport yesterday.

The school, in Highworth, aimed to rival airports Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted during the day, which was part of the children’s global week of learning.

As part of the event, teachers came in dressed as pilots and cabin crew while pupils were dressed for their holidays wearing their best summer clothes.

Headteacher Janet Urban said that the event was a great success, which the children enjoyed while improving their international knowledge.

She said: “This week we are having a global awareness week which involves the whole school. During the week we will be welcoming guests to talk to the children about different cultures and raising their awareness.

“Yesterday was airport day and the children worked in groups taking part in activities to raise their awareness and to make them more internationally minded.”

The event aimed to celebrate the different cultures of the people who cross paths while visiting an airport.

To mark heritage from across the globe, pupils made mosaics, clay models and sang songs.

During the week each class has been tasked with researching specific countries with studies of South Africa, New Zealand, Greece, China, Italy, Thailand, Canada and Japan being carried out.

Janet said: “The children worked in mixed groups and took part in activities designed to give them an experience of other countries.”

On Friday each class will be giving a presentation to the school to show the new things that they have discovered this week.

Among visitors to the school will be some of the children’s parents, who come from different countries, with the pupils being taught new languages.

Teacher Sarah Osborne said: “The airport day has been lovely and there’s been a nice mix of education and fun. I think the main thing is that we have increased the awareness of the rest of the world.”

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9:54am Wed 4 Jun 14

Always Grumpy says...

Just to make it even more realistic, presumably all the children 'flying off' on holiday, are being fined £200 each for taking a holiday in term time?
Just to make it even more realistic, presumably all the children 'flying off' on holiday, are being fined £200 each for taking a holiday in term time? Always Grumpy
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