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.