Harewood youngsters give a very British welcome to special visitors

wet   Harewood CE Primary School pupils with their visitors from El Salvador.  (110701M4)
wet Harewood CE Primary School pupils with their visitors from El Salvador. (110701M4)
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PUPILS at a Harewood school have given a very British welcome to Central American pupils by hosting a tea party and picnic as part of a cultural exchange programme.

Youngsters at Harewood C of E Primary School were visited by 36 pupils and six staff from a primary school in El Salvador, Central America.

The pupils at the school met with the children as part of their work towards the International Schools Award, which aims to develop the children’s understanding of international culture and strengthen global links.

Teacher at the school, Liz King, said: “As the school here is quite small this has been a chaotic and colourful occasion, it is nice for the children at Harewood to finally meet the pupils we have been working with for so long. The afternoon was fantastic and the children had a great time learning about all the different aspects of their culture as well as things they have in common despite their different backgrounds.”

Year 5 and 6 pupils from the school hosted a picnic, party and games on the school field last Friday to welcome their new penpals. The pupils, who have been working on the cultural exchange programme for the last year. exchanged gifts on the day as well as singing songs and playing a range of games.