Friday 22nd April saw Mayfield School’s first Celebrate Britain Day. The aim of the day was to raise awareness of and celebrate the diversity of; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the four countries that make up Great Britain.
The day comprised of specific learning activities which were differentiated to represent each country and supported the diversity of our students’ individual learning needs. To celebrate England our students took part in morris dancing, scone tasting, designing a crown and contributing to a collage of the Queen. For Northern Ireland the students were asked to follow a Leprechaun treasure hunt, taste soda bread and use potato printing to decorate a Shamrock. Scotland was celebrated by the Highland Games, finding Nessie and designing a Mayfield tartan. For Wales students participated in a sensory trip to a coal mine, slate and chalk writing and making Welsh cakes.
The day culminated in an afternoon assembly that enabled students to share their learning and embrace British culture with music and dancing.
This was a fantastic day which enabled all Mayfield students and staff to celebrate and participate in elements of British culture that they may not have previously experienced.