Children go totally tropical

Beyton Middle School is holding a Caribbean Day 'rebecca white, charlotte bennett, lional McCalman
Beyton Middle School is holding a Caribbean Day 'rebecca white, charlotte bennett, lional McCalman

A VILLAGE school fought off the rainy gloom when it hosted the vibrant sights, sounds and flavours of the Caribbean.

Beyton Middle became immersed in the subject for a day with tropical themed activities spanning the educational spectrum.

Beyton Middle School is holding a Caribbean Day

Beyton Middle School is holding a Caribbean Day

The school welcomed Pantasy Steel Band, who performed and taught pupils how to play steel drums.

Lessons were given a Caribbean twist with colourful head dresses produced in art, the Rastafarian religious movement covered in philosophy and immigration and emmigration studied in history.

A parent from St Vincent spoke to classes about her experience moving to the United Kingdom.

Pupils also got to try Caribbean food and those in Year 5 penned poems for a closing assembly.

Beyton Middle School is holding a Caribbean Day

Beyton Middle School is holding a Caribbean Day

Frank Anstee-Parry, head of ethics and philosophy, said: “The feedback we’ve received so far has been absolutely fantastic. It’s such a vibrant place that you can’t contain it to one area of the curriculum.”

Beyton Middle School is holding a Caribbean Day 'james wilson, Maizie O'Mahony

Beyton Middle School is holding a Caribbean Day 'james wilson, Maizie O'Mahony