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Cultural Appreciation

Cultural appreciation is at the heart of our school. Children are encouraged to share their culture and knowledge about it with others. Children are exposed to different cultural celebrations through a variety of speciality food days, Spanish lessons and the Cultural Passport programme, as well as different competitions throughout the school year.


The cultural appreciation programme has now been running for several years and aims to provide each year group with a cultural trip each academic year, funded by FOSH. The children record these trips into their Cultural Passport which travels up the school with them, so that when they finish at Sacred Heart they take away a bank of different cultural experiences which have helped them to gain knowledge and appreciate the great city which we live in. Please see the attachments below for information on the cultural appreciation trips that we run at Sacred Heart.


Take a look at our Cultural Events Gallery below, which is constantly updated with our latest celebrations. 

Previous Cultural Activities, events & workshops 

Junk Percussion EYFS Workshops 6.3


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Poppy Appeal Celebration at the Town Hall - 22/01/2020


We were invited to celebrate the borough wide celebration of how much Islington raised to support the Poppy Appeal in 2019, Sacred Heart were ranked 4th in the list of schools who raised the most money, raising over £300.


In school during the autumn term we sold poppies including a 'kids box' with items such as snap bands, poppy keyrings and zip ties, we also took part in remembrance workshops and our UKS2 children made wreaths that were laid in our school parish and at the Remembrance Service on Remembrance Sunday at Islington Green.


Our UKS2 school council members were lucky enough to meet the mayor as well as the lead fundraiser for the Poppy Appeal in Islington Mr David Daye to collect our certificate - we plan to raise even more in 2020!



We sent over 120 boxes around the world to help less fortunate children! Thank you to all who supported this great cause!


We are helping the Samaritans by filling shoe boxes with small gifts for children around the world who are not as fortunate as us.



Together with FOSH we celebrated the diverse range of cultures at Sacred Heart by wearing our traditional dress, eating food from around the world and watching performances from different countries! We had a competition for the best dressed in each year and enjoyed performances from Poland, Eritrea and Columbia. We also took part in dance workshops experiencing different types of dance from across the world!

Eritrean Dance

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Maria and Irena Polish Singing

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Columbian Dance

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Columbian Dance

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Lulya Eritrean Singing

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Christmas Competition 2018 

This year the competition involved children creating different Santa houses to create a Santa village!

Well done to everyone who entered the houses looked amazing! So much creativity and hard work went into these we are very proud to have such talented children in our school! 

Take a look below to see all of the entries! 

Two winners from each phase were chosen and received a Christmas goodie bag! 

Remembering WW1, a 100 years on. 

Children wore red on November 9th in memory of all of our fallen soldiers. Children also created posters with facts and photos from WW1. These were displayed in our community hall which we share with our local parish. 

Parishioners were invited to come and look at our work after Remembrance Mass on Sunday 11th November. Members of year 6 laid a wreath at our parish memorial and school council members joined our wider local community at Islington Green and laid a wreath at the memorial. 

We raised over £300 for the British Legion, thank you for your support! 

Visit to Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre 21.5.18

St Georges Day at Sacred Heart 23rd April 2018

Christmas Pantomime Trip to see Jack and the Beanstalk

Christmas Competition 2017 - Well done to everyone who entered!

Cultural Diversity Dance Workshops

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Cultural Appreciation in Action at Sacred Heart
Cultural Powerpoints
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