International Day

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 13:45 -- Lydia Makram

This year the children in KS1 were asked to study part of the UK as their work for International Day. Year One chose WALES. During the week we did research and discovered many facts about Wales. We found out that it rains a lot there and that there are lots of sheep. Wales is famous for its castles, choirs and love of rugby. The emblems of Wales are the leek and the daffodil and the patron saint is St David. His special day is on March 1 when people wear a leek or a daffodil on their jackets.

Many of us dressed up in Welsh national costume on International Day. We tried to learn some words in the Welsh language. Year 1 Red made a Welsh flag with a big red dragon on it. Year 1 Blue made a papier mache model of Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. We also learned about lovespoons . In Wales people often give them to the person they want to marry to say, ‘I love you’. We all made a beautiful lovespoon to take home!