St Mary's hosted a very special event as we welcomed Damien Egan, the Mayor of Lewisham to our school. Damien's visit marked the official launch of the Lewisham Borough of Culture - a year of special cultural events celebrating our diversity. We were blessed to be chosen and the children responded brilliantly with a wonderful performance of the 'Lewisham Bop'. We were filmed by ITV and featured prominently in the evening news. Several of our children were interviewed and spoke articulately and looked amazing on ITV. Below, you can see photos, videos, a link to the news item and a YouTube video featuring St Mary's alongside other Lewisham schools.
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St Mary's celebrated the Year of the Tiger with support from our families from our Chinese community. A group of parents kindly prepared a wide range of delicious home-cooked Chinese dishes, which were enjoyed by all of the children (and staff!). The parents also led Chinese craft workshops as the children learned calligraphy, lantern making and paper design.
Many thanks to Mr Scrivens, Miss Dikule and Mr Parchment who created a wonderful Chinese dragon. Every class took part in a Dragon Dance lesson, the children loved to learn a new dance technique! Other events to celebrate Chinese New Year included Maths Problem Solving challenges, traditional story telling and an art and design competition.
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