Each class learnt about Ethiopia’s geography, culture and religions, making use of Link Ethiopia resources on health and water (available from our resource library). Children investigated Ethiopian music and art and even tried their hands at making the Ethiopian staple, injera!
Each class also chose a fundraising activity, which was promoted during the week with posters, and flyers, linked to persuasive writing in Literacy. Fundraising activities included selling home-made fruit smoothies, cakes and hot chocolate as well as a jumble sale. Children also took part a sponsored water-carrying relay around the school field, raising awareness of the many children in Ethiopia who have to fetch water every day. The most profitable activity was year 6 children who made friendship bracelets using thread in the colours of the Ethiopian flag.
Overall, the day gave children a good opportunity to learn about Ethiopia as well as getting creative in their fundraising.