Fun Dimension Day
The theme for the Fun Dimension Day at the end of the summer term was Cultures of the World. Each department was allocated a different country from across the globe around which they designed activities. Pupils learned how to say hello in the relevant language. They also learned about the symbolism behind the flag of each country and had opportunities to taste food from each country. The activities allowed pupils to broaden their cultural experiences and knowledge in a fun and interesting way by engaging in dynamic learning experiences which combined practical activities with the intake of new information. In Science, pupils learned how to do henna painting and the significance of it in Indian and Pakistani weddings. In Maths, pupils programmed robot tanks to complete logistics challenges. Performing Arts practised some traditional Thai dancing. Pupils in History lessons experienced traditional games played by Egyptian children and investigated Egyptian art by designing their own bookmarks. Pupils in Art made their own Aboriginal boomerangs. Year 6 pupils from Fazakerley Primary School and Longmoor Primary School also joined us on the day to take part in the activities. Lewis Martin who was in Longmoor Primary School but now in Year 7 at FHS said: "It was great. I got to taste new foods. The Hindu henna tattoos were great and everybody back at school was jealous. It was fun and I got to meet some of the teachers that are teaching me now in year 7. I loved it! I was a bit nervous at first but I quickly settled in. I also got to meet some people that were going to be in my form so I made some new friends for September. It was very interesting."
This year the Fun Dimension Days will be extended to include Year 7 and 8 pupils in the autumn and spring terms where the theme will be the Titanic to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Titanic. The whole school will be involved at the end of the summer term where we will be celebrating the cultural diversity of the Olympics to coincide with the 2012 London Olympic Games.