Activities for schools
We have held many "Peru Days" in schools…or schools have ‘adopted’ us for a term or a year, or have linked Peru to a programme of activities in the national curriculum, or have just held a 'one-off' charity day in support of us. Such awareness raising sessions have been held in a variety of schools, tailored to specific needs. Among activities offered in the past have been:
o school assemblies, drama workshops or themed workshops based on issues, and awareness raising sessions including a workshop loosely based on our publication 'El Nuevo Mundo' about our children's refuge. To see more about these workshops: 'El Nuevo Mundo' click here and 'Viva America Latina' click here
o Peruvian dance, music and singing workshops, or evening concerts for parents, teachers and pupils. (Peruvian Musicians)
o art sessions making Peruvian designs
o exhibits of Peruvian crafts and craft sales
We encourage the children to help to give back to Project Peru through fundraising and donating, and can advise on this
If you would like to contact us to discuss this or arrange for Project Peru to visit your school, contact email@example.com
We are more than happy to arrange for sessions with adult groups or parents’ groups too.
‘Project Peru is a small charity with a big heart. If you are looking for a charity to support with excellent school links including workshops and fund raising ideas, do contact them. Our children were able to see how their contributions changed the lives of children in the project's refuge for children, fulfilling a major part of their PSHCE studies. The workshops were thought-provoking, moving and very professionally planned; I absolutely recommend Project Peru no matter how much or how little your school can raise’ [Prospect House School, Putney, London]
I just wanted to thank you on behalf of Tillingbourne School, and in particular year 5, for all the help, support, ideas and contacts you gave us during our International Week. We were able to plan and implement a very diverse and inspiring programme of activities for our 107 year 5 children. Our itinerary included:
Music – a workshop delivered by your Peruvian friends; this really gave the children a fascinating and practical experience of the music, culture and geography of Peru
Drama – a workshop delivered by you which helped the children begin to empathise with some aspects of what the children in your refuge have experienced
Food – provided by your Peruvian friend – the children were able to taste traditional Peruvian food
Art/Crafts – after discussion with you and using the books and pictures you lent us we put together a programme of activities for the children including patchwork Inca-style art, making hats, making ponchos, making a 3D map of Peru, making worry dolls, dance and making llamas.
• The whole experience for the children (and the staff) was highly educational and inspiring, and we received a number of very supportive comments from parents as well. The children felt motivated to try and help with your work in Peru through the cake raffle, at the Christmas fair and on an on-going basis.
• Once again I would like to thank you for your expertise, enthusiasm and commitment which allowed us to put together such a wonderfully successful week for the children. We look forward to having an on-going relationship with Project Peru. [Tillingbourne School, Chilworth, Surrey]
Llwynypia Primary’s Peruvian Week
-‘Fun was had by all last week when the children learned about Peru. Year 4/5 who have been helping organise the week, were keen to share their knowledge and the resources gathered with the rest of the school. Mrs H’s class showed the children the location of Peru and Wales on a world map, read them Peruvian stories, explained about the topography and history of the country and taught them Spanish phrases. They showed friendship bracelets and finger puppets which were made by a women’s co-operative in the shanty towns of Lima. (These proved very popular when they were sold in the school’s Fairtrade shop.) An ‘arpillera’, an appliqué picture made by the women which tells the story of their lives, was used to demonstrate how families have moved from rural areas of Peru to the city to look for work. The Year 4/5 children did a wonderful job of
explaining about Peru to all the children from 3 year olds to 11 year olds. They gained confidence as they progressed through the school, adapting their presentation to the age of the children to whom they were speaking. This did wonders for their self-esteem especially as their audience listened intently. The school is very proud of all the children… Well done.’ [Llwynypia Primary School, Tonypandy, South Wales]