Every eight weeks we hold an Enrichment Week, when normal curriculum activities are replaced by special activities to enrich the development of the whole child.
We have just celebrated Multi Faith Enrichment Week. Our Year 5 and 6 pupils visited Bradford, where they spent time in a Hindu temple and an Islamic Mosque, we then visited the UK’s largest Asian store. The children thoroughly enjoyed finding out more about these two religions and how they worship.
Quotes from pupils: ''We learnt to share our similarities and celebrate our differences''
''It was an opportunity we wouldn't usually have''
''I liked finding out how to put on a sari''
''I loved making the clay pots to put candles in for worship''
''The stained glass windows were beautiful''
''We heard so many interesting stories from different cultures''
Our Year 3 and 4 pupils spent a day at Ripon Cathedral, here they explored the cathedral and took part in six different workshops, which included studying some of the stained glass windows and then creating their own and enjoying some magical story telling of bible stories represented in the windows and carvings of the cathedral. Cristiano rated the trip a 9.5! Our host at Ripon Cathedral said ''It was such a pleasure to welcome pupils from Thirsk yesterday; they were such a joy, so attentive and engaged''
The younger pupils did not miss out, as the Year 1 and 2 pupils visited St Marys church in Thirsk. They had a lovely walk from school to the church to meet Tracey who introduced them to the church and started with a game of eye spy! Following this they had a tour of the church learning about the altar, font, pulpit and looked at the amazing stained glass windows discussing what they represented. When the children reached the choir stalls some of the children stood and sung a wonderful song whilst using sign language!