TALENTED pupils at Hermitage Primary have been celebrating culture and heritage by showcasing their own skills and learning about those further afield.

The youngsters have been celebrating cultural diversity, as part of Languages Week Scotland and its theme for this year, Languages for a Peaceful World.

Each class chose a country to study while learning about their language. The Champions of Right Education (CORE) group organised a celebration of learning assembly to tell their peers about the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the right, through a good education, to develop their talents, respect all cultures and to learn about how to live peacefully.

A spokesperson for Hermitage Primary told the Advertiser: “This was a fantastic, rich learning experience for all pupils to take part in.

“The assembly showcased all of our language learning and treated us to poem recitals, dancing performances, singing and music from some very talented musicians including a wonderful accordion performance from Donnie and a bagpipe performance from former pupil, Kate.”

As part of its efforts to build partnerships and carry out intergenerational in the local community, pupils also travelled to Argyle Care Home to deliver poetry recitals to the delighted residents.

Meanwhile, the school’s charities and children’s rights groups came together to organise a fundraiser called the Hermitage Heritage Tuck Shop.

The spokesperson continued: “We invited families to provide a snack that represents their home culture and we held a tuck shop to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

“It was amazing to see snacks from such a wide range of cultures; we had snacks from Scotland, England, Wales, Pakistan, Serbia, Greece, France, Switzerland, China, Canada and America. The children loved the opportunity to try such a wide range of different snacks and we raised an impressive £250 for the British Heart Foundation.”