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We are going on an international adventure this week learning about different places across the globe from Europe to Asia, Africa and Australia. We will enjoy African Drumming and Bollywood dancing workshops, we’ll learn to make pizza as we travel to Italy and we will jump around like kangaroos at the local park as we learn about Australia. Our menu this week is international and children will have the chance to try food from around the world. See below for what we have in store each day.   

Monday 12 August

Today we visit Africa and learn about this fascinating continent. We will enjoy a session with an African Drumming group, who will bring along drums for us to try. We will make rain shakers with rice and lentils, we will create tribal masks, and we will make a fort with large cardboard. We will take our usual daily outing to play group games at the local park.

Tuesday 13 August

We are off to Italy next and the highlight today will be learning how to make our own pizzas from scratch at Pizza Express. We will be entertained by the chef who will show us how to stretch and throw the pizza dough in the air. After making our pizzas, we will stay at Pizza Express to enjoy a delicious lunch and will then head to the local park and library in the afternoon. We will also make the leaning Tower of Pisa with paper cups and Italian boats using junk modelling.

Wednesday 14 August

We are off to South Asia to the land of mystery and diversity – India! Today we will take part in a Bollywood Dancing Workshop with expert Bollywood Dancers. This is sure to be a fun and lively activity. There will be henna tattoos and glitter henna style tattoos for those wanting more bling. We will enjoy some delicious Indian food including samosas, butter chicken, naan bread, dips, lotus flower and jalebi ice-cream. We will make diya with clay and do some freestyle painting too.

Thursday 15 August

Heading south we venture to China where we will make fortune cookies and Chinese bookmarks. We will enjoy lots of scrumptious Chinese food including spring rolls, soup, a Chinese fruit platter with kiwi, Asian pear and lychee, and prawn crackers. Along with all of this there will be a trip to the Braywick park for some mini-Olympics followed by a picnic in the park.

Friday 16 August

Today we are going Down Under to the wide brown land that is Australia. We will start by making boomerangs and seeing if they really do come back. We will enjoy a special Aussie treat called Fairy Bread, and we will then prepare all the food, the menu and bunting for a traditional Aussie barbie (BBQ). We will then head out to the local park for a game of cricket.

Each day, Discovery children have the freedom to take part in a variety of sport and physical activities like basketball, football, skipping, bouldering and bench ball, as well as enjoy a range of free-time activities including board games, colouring in, Lego competitions, group games, and a wide selection of arts and crafts materials to choose from and enjoy at their own leisure. We have a pool table and a table football table, and a chill out zone for those just wanting to read books or magazines, do some scrapbooking or make something out of the wide range of materials available. 

Please note: While we do plan to visit the park every day, this is weather dependent. 

Check out the rest of our summer Discovery Club programme