Hitchin school conjures up Brazil’s Rio carnival during their world celebration day

Simon Atkinson, demonstrates Capoeria to pupils from Highbury School in Hitchin

Simon Atkinson, demonstrates Capoeria to pupils from Highbury School in Hitchin - Credit: Archant

The colour and spectacle of Rio carnival was conjured up at a Hitchin school for pupils who also learned about life north of the border as part of a World Celebration Day.

Simon Atkinson, demonstrates Capoeria to pupils from Highbury School in Hitchin

Simon Atkinson, demonstrates Capoeria to pupils from Highbury School in Hitchin - Credit: Archant

The Year 2 youngsters at Highbury Infant School on Standhill Road shone a spotlight on both Brazil and Scotland, first learning about samba and frevo dance styles, tucking into local delicacies and having a go at capoeria martial arts moves.

Headteacher Helen Avery said: “The capoeria workshop was something the children particularly enjoyed.

“It certainly tested out their co-ordination. One of the parents also came in to talk to the children about Brazil and share some Brazilian food.

“The day was a great example of bringing learning to life.”

Simon Atkinson, demonstrates Capoeria to pupils from Highbury School in Hitchin

Simon Atkinson, demonstrates Capoeria to pupils from Highbury School in Hitchin - Credit: Archant


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The afternoon then focussed on Scotland, with the children designing their own tartans, learning how tartan was traditionally made, and trying out traditional foods.

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