Funtington Primary School international day

C110882-1 JPOS Chi May19 International day phot kate''Pupils at Funtington Primary school enjoying a French breakfast as part of their International day. Juliette Wergan, eight, with Sylva Joyce, seven, and Gina Rizzo, five.C110882-1
C110882-1 JPOS Chi May19 International day phot kate''Pupils at Funtington Primary school enjoying a French breakfast as part of their International day. Juliette Wergan, eight, with Sylva Joyce, seven, and Gina Rizzo, five.C110882-1

CHILDREN at Funtington Primary School dressed in all colours of the world as they took part in a specially-organised international day.

The day started off with a French breakfast and then classes were given a country each to study, including Japan, Germany, Italy and New Zealand.

Later in the day a storyteller presented some stories from India.

Pupils also dressed their lunchboxes in the theme of their country and some even had sushi for lunch.

Debbie Gibbs, modern languages teacher and international coordinator, said: “The event was to encourage the children’s interests and curiosities of other countries, and to respect and value different cultures around the world.”

The school is hoping it will qualify it for an International School Award from the British Council, for its efforts in teaching about other cultures.

The school at Heather Close in West Ashling has already achieved the intermediate level award.