Blog Posts Cultural Treasures

Cultural treasures: Easter eggs

People in many countries across Europe make special eggs with beautiful colours for Easter.  You will need:  Eggs Your favourite way of colouring/ painting these eggs. That might include with paint, or food colouring or something else.  Activity method: Can parents/ grandparents teach about painting eggs from your culture? How do you prepare the eggs? …

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Cultural treasures: Music collection

This activity celebrates different songs that are important to us, and helps to share more about different cultures and languages.   You will need:  Any old, scratched CDs that could be given to children to play with (check they are not unsafe if they are damaged). Children can explore texture, the light reflecting on them and …

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Coronavirus pandemic: Changes, challenges and cultural treasures

It has been a while since I’ve written a blog post because of everything happening with the Coronavirus pandemic. Transitions can often take time to adapt to, even when it is a transition into your own home. New routines, new work styles and a new reality to adjust to can bring unsettling emotions and difficult …

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International Women’s Day 2020

Happy International Women’s Day! The official theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Each for Equal’. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements s://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme To broaden perceptions and to celebrate women’s achievements, we need to tell more stories. These stories need to be accurate, …

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Migration and the danger of the single story

Here is the second of my blog posts about storytelling. While I was researching for my dissertation last year, I came across this inspiring TED Talk on “The Danger of the Single Story”, by Chimamanda Adichie. Adichie talks about the dangers of stereotypes, and the dangers of seeing only a single story about people. She …