Learning about the wider world and having new experiences is all part of the learning process. At St John the Baptist Boys National School in Cashel the young minds are being treated to an insight into other cultures as the school takes part in several project with this in mind.
Last week the boys had a very special, and tasty, treat when they got to experience the Mediterranean food of far flung Turkey!
St John the Baptist Boys National School is involved with several projects at the moment which are teaching the boys about the world around them. These projects include: Comenius Partnership, Blue Star Project, Comenius Assistantship and the Irish Aid Awards.
Leading on from this the school principal, Mr Ryan, will travel to India this summer.
Last week the school held an ethnic food day to raise awareness of food in other countries and help raise some money for good causes. This special day took place on Thursday, April 18.
Can Emre is the Comenius assistant at the school, as part of the programme, and as he will soon be returning home to his native Turkey he hosted one last ‘lesson’ for the school before his departure. Can donned an apron for the day and brought a taste of his homeland to Cashel.
Can cooked some lovely Turkish food for the boys, before he returns home on April 25. There was also food on offer from many other countries, reflecting the vibrant and varied nationalities of the boys at the school.
The day was a great success and enabled the children to experience many different foods that they had not tried before and hadn’t featured in many Cashel lunchboxes up to now!
The school would like to thank all the parents and volunteers who helped out Can and who cooked and served food from the many countries that are represented in St John the Baptist Boys National School.
The day was a great learning experience for the whole school community.