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15 July
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Armadillos’ India Day

On Tuesday, we had a day’s learning focused on India.

Our Geography topic throughout the Summer term has been ‘A Contrasting Locality of a village in rural India’ ; we have been linked with a school in Tamil Nadu, South India.

Mr. Rajamani, the Head teacher of the school, is Mr. Sharp’s brother-in-law and so we have been writing letters to the children in his school and on Tuesday, we got a batch of some lovely letters from our penpals.

The parents of most of the children are farmers. Therefore, Mr Sharp went shopping at some Asian supermarkets in  London at the weekend and bought a variety of the fruits and vegetables that they grow in their fields in the village, which is at the foothills of the Sirumali Hills in the Dindigul district, so we could see for ourselves what these are like.

These ‘exotic’  fruits and vegetables include a  range of aubergines (egg plants) of differing shapes and sizes, gourds, drumstick, jackfruit, Indian pumpkin, green bananas used for cooking, small Indian bananas and mangoes.

We got to taste the mango and jackfruit, as well as leaving school with bangles and bindis on our foreheads!

We developed our sketching skills , as well as having fun with oil pastels to produce our own ‘Still Life’ masterpieces. Here are a few of them- they are on display in the School corridor, opposite the Staff room. Please pop along and have a look !

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