This week we celebrated Maslenitsa - one of the oldest and longest Russian festivals. Maslenitsa is celebrated for a week. Each day of the festivities has a specific theme. On Monday Ms. Nastya shared all about the special meanings behind the activities that are carried out during the week of Maslenitsa.

The student council worked together to create a Maslenitsa doll to be part of the celebration on Friday.

On Friday morning, we were treated to a coffee morning presentation from Year 5 who shared all about the different countries in Eastern Europe and even sang some traditional Russian songs.

The Presentation was followed up with a pancake breakfast and everyone enjoyed the yummy toppings. The students, parents and teachers spent their afternoon participating in various games and activities outside, and enjoyed singing and dancing to the talented accordion player.

Our celebration ended with the burning of the Maslenitsa doll. As we set fire to it, we all said goodbye to winter and welcomed the start of spring.

We would like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to everyone who helped during the week!

The school will be closed next week for our half term break, but the school office will be open as usual. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact them.

Also the week we return from school is Book Week and on Friday 6th of March we will have our costume parade.