CHILDREN explored different countries in a World Cup themed week to boost their creative skills.
England, Australia, Italy and the USA were the focus for pupils at Purbrook Junior School.
The youngsters were split into groups and tasked with learning about their chosen country as part of the creativity week.
They spent time decorating a classroom representing their country and show what they had learnt, with many using different forms of art.
It culminated in a music and dance performance at the school yesterday.
Debbie Kennett, extended services manager organised it.
She said: ‘The curriculum can be quite tight to fit everything into.
‘This gives the children the opportunity to do something different.
‘They enjoyed it a lot. It’s taken a lot of preparation and a lot of hard work by the staff.
‘They have had a good experience.’
The pupils tried their hand at gardening, cooking, playing cricket and some staff had to eat bugs as part of a bushtucker trial for team Australia. And the pupils played in their own World Cup tournament.
William Jones, 11, is in Year 6, and studied England.
He said: ‘It’s been fun because we get to meet other people we don’t know in school.
‘I like how we get to make a theme for each classroom.’
Ellie Bates, 10, in Year 5, also studied England. She added: ‘I enjoyed it. The classroom was based on an English tea party.’