Japanese culture at Aqueduct Primary School

As part of the school’s ‘World Study’ curriculum we worked on the theme of Japanese Culture. The project was so successful that it was extended from half a term to a full term. 140 parents and visitors attended the celebration event, where they were treated to a morning of fashion shows, fan dancing, food tasting, art and craft workshops ran by the pupils and an animated film among other activities.

Working with the whole school I worked with the teachers and students on different areas of Japanese culture, which were integrated across the curriculum. Arts and crafts activities accompanied an in-depth exploration of aspects of the history, festivals, patterns, language, music, dance, costume and many more. Activities included making fans, books, lanterns, prints, origami, ink drawings and cherry blossom trees.