Singing and dancing at Cranbrook Primary School’s day of diversity

Diversity Day at Cranbrook Primary School

Diversity Day at Cranbrook Primary School - Credit: Archant

Cultures from all over the world were celebrated with singing, dancing, drumming and even food at an Ilford school’s annual Diversity Day last week.

African drumming at Cranbrook Primary School

African drumming at Cranbrook Primary School - Credit: Archant

Cranbrook Primary School, in The Drive, holds a day of special events every year to teach pupils about international culture.

Each year group was given a recipe from a different country’s cuisine to cook a tasty national dish.

There was then African drumming and an eclectic talent show featuring Polish dancing, folk singing, Bhangra, beatboxing and even Baa Baa Black Sheep “sung” in sign language.

Diane Aldsworth, a parent rep on the Cranbrook Friends’ Association, said: “We’ve been doing the Diversity Day for the last four or five years but this was the best ever.

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“The children had amazing fun and the parents who came to watch enjoyed it.

“Cranbrook Primary School has a very diverse community.

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“We have a lot of kids from a lot of different backgrounds so it’s important to make sure they all integrate and learn about each others’ cultures.”

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