This week we celebrated Culture week, an opportunity to explore all the different cultures that are part of our centre and what makes them unique. Our after-school groups celebrated Culture Week with a variety of fun and educational activities.
Junior Fast Track Girls took part in ‘Around the World in Eight Places” without ever leaving the building!! Our ESC volunteer, Hélöise, challenged the girls with a series of riddles, which gave them the opportunity to learn lots of new and interesting facts about some of the most well-known countries. They then took part in a game of musical chairs, but not your average version! The girls had to listen carefully to the music to identify the country of origin. The playlist ranged from traditional Turkish music to classical French jams, and lots in between. The girls had great fun dancing and exploring the different musical cultures.
Next, Junior Fast Track Boys focused on their favourite celebrations of the year. They explored different celebrations from around the world and used a Dragon’s Den approach to explain why their favourite celebration was the best. The group decided they cannot wait to go to Brazil next summer to celebrate ‘Festa Junina’, the midsummer solstice.
Meanwhile, 4th class Junior Fast Track were busy making their own unique flags, celebrating all the different nationalities of Citywise.
Bonjour; Over in Intermediate Fast Track, they practiced their linguistic skills and learned a range of welcoming phrases in the most common languages from around the world. They then used this new knowledge to take part in a quiz about those countries.
We didn’t keep all the fun locked up inside the centre, online Grenoble and Hamburg took part in a worldwide Just Dance activity. From Brazilian Zumba to Irish dancing, Mexican Salsa to traditional Turkish dances, they’d a great time under the tutelage of our very own ESC volunteer Sibel.
The boys in Athens and Brussels took part in an activity in which they had to complete various tasks to form their own new country. The boys were given complete control over their new country and even decided what laws would be enforced. They made it a law that there will always be a Citywise!! Wooooo