Sri Lankan Visit
Last week, we were very privileged to welcome Mrs Kumudu, our Sri Lankan partner teacher from Hingarumulana school.
We welcomed Kumudu to Coxhoe Primary School through a ‘culture in a box’ assembly, to introduce her to British life. Children across Key Stage 2 thought about items that make us British such as English breakfast tea, the Royal family and British currency.
Following the welcome assembly the children across the school found out lots more about Hingarumulana school, the village and Kumudu’s life in Sri Lanka. There were lots of fantastic questions and we all listened very carefully to the answers, learning lots about Sri Lankan culture and some more words and phrases in Sinhala.
Class 6 were very fortunate to take part in a Sri Lankan cookery lesson, making the delicious sweet treat of milk toffee. I think the part of the experience we enjoyed most was getting to eat our hard work and it was definitely a big hit!
Lots of children have asked for the recipe to make milk toffee at home, maybe for a special treat.
I am exceptionally proud of how the children made Kumudu feel a part of our school life. Many children greeted her with ayubowan when moving around school, something which I know she appreciated and enjoyed.
I think her visit will be an experience that we will remember for a very long time.
1 x tin of condensed milk (approx. 400g)
6 cardamoms – crushed to powder
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
(Cocoa powder or other flavourings to taste)
- Mix the milk and sugar together in a large saucepan, cook on a low heat stirring continuously.
- Once the mixture begins gather and thicken and moves away from the sides of the pan, add the cardamom, vanilla and any other flavourings.
- Turn the mixture out onto a greased tray and leave to cool.
- Cut into bite sized squares.
Vinoden kanna – Bon appetite!