Posted on 12 February 2018
Students from the International Centre at Guildford College recently visited Holy Trinity Pewley Down School to once again host their Mini International Day.
Each year, students from all over the world come to study at Guildford College, and they are invited to hold an event for pupils at the school to educate them about their home countries and cultures.
Each classroom was set up as a different continent, which the students ‘travelled’ to with their miniature passports. As they arrived at each stop, the pupils had their passports stamped with a flag of the country they had visited. Some of the countries they ‘visited’ included South Korea, Vietnam, China, Japan, Kuwait, Iran, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Venezuela.
As they visited each country, the pupils could ask questions about the culture and learn a new skill such as how to write their names in Japanese and Arabic script, or how to use chopsticks.
Ian Paine, Curriculum Manager for the International Centre, said “Once again, the children really seemed to love the day and were able to leave with some knowledge of the countries they had ‘visited’ and goodies to take home with them”.
Hamad Alajmi, an international student from Kuwait, said “‘It is good to talk to English children, tell them about our home countries and improve our English skills”.