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- Welcome to Diversity Day 2020
I hope that you enjoy the activities today and get involved to celebrate diversity
Please complete at least three activities and let us know what you are doing! There will be prizes (£10 Amazon vouchers) for the best participation! 1 will be available for each House (including 6th form!) and there will also be a voucher for best participation from Penkridge Middle and one for Brewood. Get involved and send in your pictures!
- Yoga with Dee - 9am
- Bhangra Dancing with Vijay - 10am
- Chinese Calligraphy - 11am
Click on the video below to follow Sue's tutorial
- French Crepe Making Tutorial with Mrs Garland-Ridding - 1pm
- Link for Life Project
The Link for Life Project is a Staffordshire based charity that the school partners to support the community of Mafambisa in South Africa.
The school takes a small team of students to visit South Africa and provide on the ground support, alongside the charity Hands at Work, as well as raising money to directly support the care point at Mafambisa.
Below is a video sharing some clips from our visit in February of this year along with some thoughts from team members:
To give a bit of a better understanding of the kinds of things we do as a team visiting a community like Mafambisa, the next video shows the team during one day at the care point, from arrival to leaving:
In order to understand the situation in the communities in South Africa, it's important to know a bit of the history of the country and in particular the policy of apartheid that was enacted in the 20th century. Molly, from the Link for Life Project gives you an insight in this video:
There are resources in the folder at the end of this section to go with Molly's video.
Obviously, things are different now in Mafambisa than when the team visited in February. South Africa is also dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the next two videos share a little more about how Mafambisa is coping and how the care point is dealing with the lockdown. The first video is from Jane and David, UK volunteers for Hands at Work:
If you are interested in supporting the care point at Mafambisa by making a donation, getting a parent to set up a monthly donation, raising money or volunteering in some other way as described in the video, and would like some more information please contact Mr. Leonard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The second video is from Daytona, one of the Hands at Work volunteers who lives in South Africa. The video includes the amazing Audrey, and Dan, another volunteer for Hands at Work who lives in South Africa:
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of the challenges facing the community of Mafambisa and the importance of our continued support. The final video in this section is made up of students past and present, as well as other people from our local community, sending their thoughts and best wishes to the care workers and children at the care point in Mafambisa. If you would like to add your own clip to the video to send your thoughts and best wishes to everyone in Mafambisa then please email your video clips to Mr. Leonard (email@example.com). If the video is too big to email please contact Mr. Leonard who will be able to let you know of alternative ways to send the video. Videos will need to be sent by the end of tomorrow (15th July) so the final video including everyone can be sent to South Africa:Siyabonga! (Thank you!)
- Mexican Day of the Dead Art ChallengeThis topic
- Culinary Challenge
- Migration Stories - Miss Johnson
Click on the PowerPoint presentation below
(try to avoid using your phone to watch as not all the videos and sound files will work)
- Learn Basic Sign Language
Use the video below to learn some introductory sign language
- Hieroglyphics Introduction - Miss Foster
Learn to write your name in Hieroglyphics and see if you can crack the coded message. Send in your findings and any artist creations showing your name in hieroglyphics.
- Activities for just Wolgarston High School Students
Y8 Students have been asked to participate in activities above. If you wish to look at those below this point you can do, but that is optional!
- Q&A - Christianity and Sikhism
- Interview with Salma Yaqoob
- Black Lives Matter - Woodrow Wilson Debate at Princeton University
Ex Wolgarston student Faith Moore is currently studying at Princeton University in America. She has written the following piece looking at why the University chose to rename one of their buildings (see below). She has also asked her fellow American students for their opinion on current events.
- Amnesty International - Pride Inside
A series of videos connected to Pride from Amnesty International
- CAFOD - Summer of Hope
A video on the work that CAFOD are doing to support communities who are struggling with Coronavirus. You do not need to fund raise or donate - this is to share an example of the work of a religious organisation.