Planting seeds of love for Mother's Day
Pupils at Stansted's Magna Carta Primary Academy enjoyed a busy last few days at school taking part in science experiments and making Mother's Day gifts.
They went home with their own hand-painted plant pot creations for Mothering Sunday, each planted with bulbs after the school’s PTA donated materials for the project to ensure that every child could take part.
Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “I am really pleased that all pupils are able to give a gift to their mothers this Mother’s Day, irrespective of cost. It is important to remember that days like Mother’s Day can be painful for some of our pupils for a variety
of reasons. We have a wonderful staff team who are sensitive to each family's needs and circumstances."
Youngsters also celebrated their differences as part of British Science Week, which this year focused on Our Diverse Planet. Mr Solomonides said: “Pupils in all classes explored and discussed the differences in their appearance, such as hair, eye and skin
colour by creating paper chain dolls of their chosen friends or family who they believe look different to themselves.
“Some pupils also drew around each other’s bodies, creating life-size models, enabling them to appreciate
what we all have in common and to celebrate our differences."