This term we are doing a project on the World Cup. The children are really excited about finding out more and at Sherwood we are having a ‘mini World Cup’ with the staff and pupils taking part in football matches!
On 13th February 2014, Miss Kerry Johnson and Miss Katie Miller from The Sherwood Primary visited class one to class four of Chelsea International Academy. They networked with teachers, planned for doing future joint (collaborative) curricular projects and observed (and put feedback on) Reuse/Recycle Work and Paper Work of students. Some students were dressed in traditional ethnic dresses of Nepal. They were fascinated to meet each other.
Two teachers (Miss Kerry Johnson and Miss Katie Miller) from the Sherwood School have been in our school since second week of February 2014. They have been learning about the teaching learning activities here and have been in many international, collaborative projects and observations. According to them, they have found much differences about schooling in the UK and that in Nepal.
For our joint collaborative project ‘Save Food using Traditional Technology‘, they involved Class 5F in preparation of ‘mocktail‘ by mixing fruits in a running blender on 12th Feb 2012. According to them, preservation by keeping the mocktail-juice refrigerated can be traditional in the UK because they have been doing so since many generations back in their history as we compare with the introduction of fridges in Nepal. Students of class 5F not only prepared, but also tasted the juice of their choice. They finally have pledged to share their learning with other pupils of class 5. Teachers from class 5 will involve their students in writing something about it.
Some pictures follow:
Students of grade 5 and 6 were busy in filming and narrating for making a video about ‘our school’. The project is part of ‘International School Award’. We made it to share with schools of Sri Lanka, the UK and other interested schools.
On Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th December, Key Stage 2 pupils (aged 7-11) at The Sherwood are performing their Christmas production of ‘Scrooge’. The cast are joined by dancers and the choir, plus the stage hands and set designers. Children have also created the props and programmes! Others have filmed rehearsals and taken these fabulous photos!
Tama, young bamboo shoots are also used as conserved food.
A student brought sample of tama and description of how to use it as vegetable.
Resources (from school and internet):
We can find sour and tasty plum in hilly regions of Nepal. People call it lapsi in Nepali language. It can be called Nepali Hog Plum.
Nepalese people like it much because of the taste.
A student brought sample of dried lapsi and description of how to use it as food.
The riped hog plums are collected and the skins are peeled off. The skins are safely (protected from birds, dirts, moisture, rain etc) dried under the sun for several sunny days till those turn into brown coloured ones. Then the dried lapsi is kept in air tight container for future use.
Pictures (from school and internet):
Our pupils also brought samples of sukuti (traditional dry meat) popular among some ethnic communities of Nepal. They also had prepared description of the item and traditional technology in preparing this.
From the internet::
Traditionally sukuti are made by hanging meat above chula, fire in the kitchen, over a long period of time, where the heat and smoke dries them out, or by drying them out in the sun.