Date Palms, the Sweet Trees
Over the first half term, throughout our geography unit called ‘Our Island Home’, we have looked at some of the traditions in Bahrain and compared these with the Island of Coll, off the coast of Scotland.
On the last day of the half term, we spent a day celebrating the date palm, as a well-deserved treat after a busy start to the year, in which much progress was made. After looking at the importance of the date palm in Bahrain, the children rotated around three very different activities: making traditional date palm chocolate treats, making clay date palm models and weaving traditional palm leaf fans. They also came dressed in palm tree colours.
It was a very memorable day and most children went home after hours of messy fun with dried clay on their hands and chocolate on their faces…