Wirral primary school celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Russian twist

Love is in the air for Rebecca and Leo

From Russia with Love…

Pupils at Avalon School are learning to love Russia’s culture and traditions as part of Valentine’s Day celebrations. 

Avalon School is an independent co-educational primary school for children aged 2-11 years in West Kirby.

Love is in the air at Avalon School on Caldy Road this week, as children celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Russian twist! The youngsters, who range from 2-11 years of age, are very excited to learn about Russia’s language and traditions as well as its varied history.

Pupils have been invited to come to school on Friday 12 February in a Russian or Valentine’s themed clothing so they can enter into the true spirit of the day’s planned activities as well as raising money for a local chosen charity.

Mrs Joanna Callaway, Headteacher at Avalon School told Wirral Online, “The children always love an excuse to dress up, and the school’s ‘From Russia with Love’ day allows them to develop an increased knowledge of other countries and to explore another culture and customs outside of their own.”

“We are focussing on Russia this time around, as one of our language teachers is proficient in several languages including the Russian language and customs, and can give our children a real insight into the largest country in the world. We’re really looking forward to it!”

Amongst other activities, the pupils have been painting the Russian flag this week, and can also look forward to learning about Russian food and tasting blinis (thin pancakes) on Friday.

Avalon School has a visitors morning on Friday 18 March from 9.30 am to 12 noon where prospective parents can visit the school and view the facilities, teaching and activities on offer.