Miners Rest Primary School Korean open day

SPECIAL DAY: Miners Rest Primary School pupils Joe, Year 4, and Ayla, Year 3, at the school's Korean Day. Picture: Kate Healy

SPECIAL DAY: Miners Rest Primary School pupils Joe, Year 4, and Ayla, Year 3, at the school's Korean Day. Picture: Kate Healy

Making Korean food, costumes and art was a welcome break from maths class for students at Miners Rest Primary School on Tuesday.

The school hosted its first Korean open day this year, to educate students in the culture and tradition of a country it fosters a strong relationship with.

The day included cooking, craft, song and dance, with a ceremony featuring speeches by the Republic of Korea consulate general Ms Kwon Oh Jung and the Department of Education Korean program advisor Insun Chang.

Along with Korean open day and Korean language classes, the school hosts exchange students from its partner school Sinmyeong Elementary in the South Korean capital Seoul.

Pupils also have the opportunity to visit Korea on school trip or a cultural exchange program.