Pupils from Cumberland School’s Bridge Campus have been learning about different faiths and cultures through a host of events such as Faith Day and Italian Day.
In the lead-up to their Faith Day, pupils visited a local mosque to learn more about the Islamic faith and the Hindu temple where they also learnt about the beliefs and traditions.
As part of the learning about other faiths and the charity work they get involved in, pupils and staff were inspired and contributed to the annual food bank collection which was delivered to the Salvation Army Headquarters to help those in need. As the end of Faith Day coincided with the end of Deputy Pastoral Manager, Mr Hussain’s fasting period, the pupils joined him in a great Indian feast prepared by the kitchen staff.
Italian Day also cultivated the same enthusiasm as pupils enjoyed learning about the Italian culture and history. They researched architecture and inspired by famous buildings such as the leaning tower of Pisa and the Colosseum, they rolled their sleeves up to replicating the landmarks by using pasta. During the day of discovery, they also learnt some new Italian phrases and tried yummy foods such as salami, profiteroles and cheeses – sounds delicious!
Staff were really impressed with how interested, respectful and open minded the pupils were during their days of learning.