At Rachel Keeling Nursery School we pride ourselves on our wonderfully warm relationships with our families. We are always very keen for families and friends to come in and share their skills, crafts and joy with children and staff. During Black History Month we make a concerted effort to encourage families of African and Caribbean heritage to come and share with our school community.
This week we welcomed three generations and friends of one of our Somali families who were keen to braid hair and weave. So many children and staff were happy to get involved and three days on, some children are still wearing their plaits!
We listened to music and some of the moves (not caught on camera!) would rival BBC1's Strictly!
What was noticeable was the particular pride our Somali children showed in seeing their family friends in school as the centre of attention.
Any of our families who would like to come and cook, share stories, play and explore with us, please get in touch.
Next week we have families coming to cook and we welcome our long term friends the Iroko Drummers back to nursery - always a hugely successful day.