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John Bunyan Primary hosted a teacher sharing event of the Braintree Cultural Diversity Project on Wednesday 25th May.

Seven schools took part in the five-month Project which had the following aims:

· For young people to understand other cultures and traditions.

· To develop understanding of classroom practise and how to communicate new concepts to young people.

· To give young people a practical experience of other cultures.

· To develop teaching ideas that mean that learning is embedded in school practise and the impact on the young people is not limited to one experience

· To consider empathetic responses to learning from young people

Children from seven schools took part in lessons and workshops delivered by professional musicians from across the world, with the aim of broadening the children’s understanding of other cultures.

Some Year 5 John Bunyan children were fortunate enough to attend a workshop by the renowned kora player, teacher and composer, Josh Doughty. Children were excited to have a go at playing the instrument in the workshop and were amazed by the rich history of kora music and its origins.

The project was funded by Essex Music Education Hub.





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The whole school had great fun on Thursday celebrating the Queen's jubilee. Some of the children and staff dressed up as kings and queens and also in red, white and blue. We made some fantastic castles, table decorations and cake decorations and the children also performed in the "arena". We were also lucky to have the farm and different stalls and games like hook a duck and pin the tail on the corgi! Here are some of the photos from the day.  




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The teachers were lucky last week to have a coach from Essex Cricket Club come in to teach us some different cricket games - watch out for them in PE!



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Poplars class were lucky enough to have their gold-leaf shields chosen to be displayed at the National Gallery as part of the ‘Take One Picture’ project. Mrs Hooper, Mrs Bennett and Miss Stiff attended the opening of the exhibition and were so impressed by all the projects from schools around the UK. How fantastic to see John Bunyan school as part of this special project!


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On Tuesday 17th December 2019 we had the annual JBP curling competition. 



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