Flamenco, paella and sangria for Spanish day at Chadwell Heath school

Children at a Chadwell Heath school brought a holiday feel to class with a Spanish day on Wednesday.

St Bede’s Catholic Primary school pupils made non-alcoholic sangria, tried flamenco dancing and ate paella and wore national dress.

For the grand finale, the whole school danced the Macarena in the playground at the end of the day.

The Spanish fiesta was organised by teacher Montse Waobikeze.

She said: “It was a really fun day. We do it every year and each year it gets better and better.”

The pupils were taught about Spanish and how it is spoken around the world with the help of volunteer parents from Colombia and Venezuela.

Boys and girls dressed in flamenco costumes and were joined by pupils from King Solomon High School and Loxford School.

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Miss Waobikeze said: “It shows them how easy and fun it is to learn a language when they see children as young as ours counting in Spanish.”