An Intercultural day was held in Angels Primary School earlier today to highlight the different countries the students come from.
The school were shocked when they discovered there were a total of 40 nationalities in their school including Saudi Arabia, India, Spain, Moldova, Latvia, Tunisia and Brazil.
The event gave students and parents the opportunity to make posters about their country to hang on the walls of the school, showcase food from their country and wear traditional clothing to represent their culture.
The day started with a parade of all the countries flags while marching around the school.
Each class then visited the hall where parents and students stood at a stand with food from their country.Pupils from the age of four queued up at the stalls questioning each nationality and tasting their food.
The children used paper passports to collect stamps at each stall or ‘country’ they visited.
Organiser of the occasion and teacher Josie McTeague said she thought it was very important for schools to run these events.
“We are just so proud to be part of this school community because of the fact of all the different nationalities”.
“We just have an open door policy, accept everyone and we get such amazing feedback from all the parents”.
She added what she hopes the children gets out of today, “For everyone to feel united and accepted and part of the school community that nobody is extra special in the school but that everyone is treated the same”.Parent Nahid Ahmed from Bangladesh said, “I really love this idea and I think every school should promote these types of things so in this way we can get closer to the parents and the students”.
Students of the school Nabile Zakira and Nessrine Baba-Ali also talked about the event:
“We got to taste different food from each country and saw the traditional costumes”
“My favourite part about today is putting on this costume and trying foods from different countries”.