Students celebrate cultures around the world

A group of Pool Academy students will be celebrating cultures around the world with primary schools in the area.

The students have organised a day in the spirit of the Guides World Thinking Day which encourages people to think of others in different countries.

Guides and Rangers, who study at Pool Academy, will be leading the event on July 2 and have invited pupils from surrounding primary schools to take part.

Jorja, Year 7, said: “We will be running activities about different countries. One of the activities will be based around the country of China and we will ask pupils to try and eat sweets with chop sticks. We want to teach about the different cultures during the day. At the end of the event we will have a sing-a-long with some of the guiding songs.

“The event is for boys and girls and there will be Scouts there too.”

Amy, Year 10, said there are Guides who live in different countries across the world and in February everyone celebrates the official World Thinking Day. The event at Pool Academy in July has been inspired by it.

She said: “It has taken us around two months to organise the event. We are really excited about it.”

The global event is celebrated during February by all Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Scouts every year to help them remember their promises to be kind, helpful and well behaved.

Christiana Richardson