As part of our Black History Month celebrations we have been inviting our families in to share things which are of value to them. Francesca supported the children in making fresh Italian pizza across the day: making the dough in the morning and returning in the afternoon to top it with fresh basil, tomato, oil and mozzarella. She taught the children and staff how to pronounce some of the ingredients in Italian.
Joe, who lived in Nigeria for some years as a child, shared his old family photographs. He also brought in some artefacts including a thumb piano. The children were gripped to look at the photographs of people entertaining the Sultan by putting snakes in their mouths! Please don't try this at home. Some of our children are very young and new to nursery and they managed to sustain concentration for quite some time.
Angela came in and supported the children in making smoothies. They prepared and chopped the fruit, used the zester and juicer and blended the fruits together in the noisy NutriBullet. Children shared their delicious smoothies.
We are fortunate to have families from all corners of the globe and we always welcome them in to join in the life of Rachel Keeling. The pride and joy children show when their parents are working alongside them is wonderful. Next week we have more sessions planned: hair braiding and sports to follow...