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Marlow Church of England Infant School

Year 1 Java Performance

A Celebration of Indonesian Culture - Thursday 21st March

We have been very pleased to welcome back Aris Daryono, who has been visiting our school for many years. Aris has been working with the Year 1 children to share his passion for the music and art of Indonesia. Over the past few weeks, Aris has been teaching the children to play gamelan music, and he has also been helping them to make some wonderful shadow puppets. These puppets were created  to  to retell the children's version of a traditional Indonesian tale. Over the half-term, the children have also learned about the wildlife, geography and culture of  Indonesia.

Today, some Year 1s and a few parents spent the morning making some traditional Indonesian food such as banana fritters, fried tempeh and Nasi Goreng (fried rice) and in the afternoon they were really pleased to be able to invite parents and carers to share their learning.

We hope that the Year 1 families enjoyed their taster of Indonesian food and being entertained by the children with their shadow puppet shows. They were all so confident, whether narrators, musicians or puppeteers! 

The Year 1 team would like to thank the group of parents who came in to help cook and prepare the food this morning.

Please click here to see some photos.