Pupils enjoy a taste of Brazil

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The samba drums were beating and a taste of Brazil was brought to a North Shields school ahead of next year’s football World Cup.

Children at St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School were treated to a day celebrating all that is good in the South American country thanks to Project Curitiba founders Craig Robson and Michael Gardner.

Brazil Day for pupils at St Cuthbert's RC Primary School, North Shields.'REF 2911135762

Brazil Day for pupils at St Cuthbert's RC Primary School, North Shields.'REF 2911135762

The project was set up to assist with raising funds for volunteer work in Brazil in the build up to the FIFA World Cup, with the work supporting with sport and education provision for some of the disadvantaged young people in Curitiba.

Teachers at St Cuthbert’s introduced Brazilian themes into art and science lessons with the pupils enjoying a range of activities including football and Brazilian themed events as well as Brazilian food for lunch.

Headteacher Shaun Dillon said: “This is an invaluable experience for children to become involved with an event which is far reaching.

“Aspects of the day were used alongside curriculum based targets and we hope to follow Project Curitiba on their journey in Brazil.”

Craig Robson said: “The project has expanded beyond our initial thoughts.

“St Cuthbert’s kindly offered us another platform to develop our project and we would like to thank Mr Dillon, his staff, pupils and parents for their contributions to the day.”

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