On Thursday 10th March, SSPP celebrated their Spanish Culture Day with a Latin American Dance Day organised by Passport Language Solutions. The whole school took part in what was a fantastically fun day in which everyone, including members of staff, enjoyed themselves.
The action packed day consisted of each class attending a 20 minute workshop where they learnt part of a Latin American dance including Salsa, Meringue, Paso Doble and more. As well as this, pupils were immersed in Spanish music from start to finish which proved popular with the children as they sung away to the words of songs such as the ‘Hokey Pokey’ and the ‘Macarena’.
The dances that the pupils learnt were extremely varied with each group being presented with a different Latin American inspired dance meaning that no one dance was repeated. This made the whole day extra special as at the end of the day the children presented their dances to the rest of the school who were able to experience and learn about other Latin American Dances. The pressure of performing to the rest of the school meant that pupils had to work extra hard at getting their dance moves and steps perfect and they did just that.
Throughout the day, as pupils were concentrating hard on perfecting their steps and moves, we were keeping a close eye on any dancers who were making lots of effort and rewarded them with stickers. For anyone making an exceptional effort or who really stood out their name was taken and put into a hat to decide would win a prize at the end of the day. Two pupils were both rewarded with a Spanish T-Shirt for their fantastic effort. Well done to you both and to all the pupils who participated in the Latin American Dance day! We had a great day and hope you did too.