Posted on 26 February 2016
Last week, our International students visited Holy Trinity Pewley Down School to host yet another successful Mini International Day.
Each year, students currently studying at Guildford College’s International Centre, hold an event for pupils at the school to educate them about their home country and cultures.
The students set their stations up in different rooms, which were divided into continents. Using miniature passports supplied by the College, the primary school pupils were given a tour of the globe. As they ‘landed’ at each station, the pupils had their passport stamped with a flag of the country they had visited.
They were given the opportunity to ‘visit’ various countries including Libya, Iran, Kuwait, Thailand, Italy and Japan. Then they were able to ask questions about the country or culture, and learn a new skill such as how to write their names in Japanese and Arabic script, how to use chopsticks and how to make some traditional food.
Ian Paine, Curriculum Manager for the International Centre, said “The children really seemed to enjoy it, and left with knowledge of the countries they had ‘visited’ and lots of goodies to take home with them.”
Manita Chobchuen, an International student from Thailand, said “The pupils were adorable. I taught them how to say ‘hello’ in Thai and I was very impressed because they said it well.”
To find out more about our International Centre, click here.