During diversity week we wanted children to learn about prominent people from past to present with a focus on Black History, women and other cultures. Each year group chose a person or a few people to focus on who have influenced the world in a positive way- we hope to give children role models to inspire them!
During the week we had a visit from the Willesden Library who talked to us about the Windrush and showed us some artifacts that people had brought over with them. We workshops based around African stories with drums and dance.
International Mother Tongue Day Wednesday 21st February 2018
Today children, staff and parents have enjoyed celebrating International Mother Tongue Day.
Songs, poems, stories, aspects of culture and language have been shared across the whole school.
Many parents have also come into school to help teach children their languages. This has been fascinating as children have had the opportunity to learn new languages and discuss similarities with languages they already know.
We also received visits from:
The Spanish Embassy - children and staff learnt new songs in Spanish The Brent Museum - children in 6KJ and 3CP took part in a workshop about Romanian Eggs.
A really memorable and enjoyable day! Thank you to all involved.
5NH created a bilingual story. See the video below...
Staff at Byron Court speak many languages too...
This year we wanted to celebrate Diwali with the whole school community! We had drumming, art displays, singing from the choir, mendi and traditional snacks made by some of our parents. There was art work to paint and colour whilst we celebrated with friends.
We would like to give a special thank you to the parents and volunteers that helped us put our Diwali celebration together this year.
Schools For Success
Byron Court Primary School has been celebrated under a new programme set up by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to recognise exceptional schools in the capital. Schools for Success is part of the Mayor's drive to help tackle education inequality and increase standards for all school children across the capital, whatever their background. Read full article
This year the theme for Fairtrade fortnight is to ‘Come on in to Fairtrade’ to stand with farmers and close the door on exploitation. We were asked to invite others to our Fairtrade Fortnight events and show them the difference that Fairtrade can make.
On Friday 9th March we were fortunate to receive a visit from Marcial Quintero, a member of Coobana, a Fairtrade banana co-operative in Panama, which was organised by the Fairtrade Foundation.
International School Award
Byron Court has received the prestigious badge of honour, presented by the British Council. The International School Award is a globally recognised accreditation that helps to enrich teaching and improve learning.
The whole school has thoroughly enjoyed dressing up in their animal inspired costumes as part of Earth Week. See RNM's pictures below.