St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

Christ is the centre of our School community, where we live, love and learn together

Community Culture Day

24 March 2007

Some of our children and their families represented our school at the local Community Culture day at Sheldon library.

Visual Artist Benny Semp got the children to create a beautiful montage of soup ingredients. Stories were exchanged for hot Caribbean Vegetable Soup and visitors including Cllr Paul Tilsley was on hand to record their recipes and stories. Throughout the afternoon with the movie ROOTS playing in the background, Poet and Historian Roi Kwabena used the occasion of the 200th Anniversary of the abolition of Slavery to give a talk on Cultural Literacy in including aspects of global slavery.

Then everyone sang and played some traditional Irish songs and the children also sang some Hymns. Faydene, the librarian, said we need to be proud of what we believe in and to celebrate our faith.

Our parents were brilliant at leading the musical celebrations - Jackie McCorriston led the singing, whilst Katherine Devlin played the Accordion, Mick Kerrigan played the guitar and Martin Kerrigan played the banjo. They are fantastic musicians and all the children were lively and got everyone clapping and joining in.