The second ‘Intercultural Week’ was held in St. John’s Senior School last week. The week is a celebration of the 21 countries currently represented in the school. Over 60 children were involved in the preparation of projects and artwork over recent months. The week began with a talk from a guest speaker about the meaning of culture.
On Friday the colourful celebration was open to all pupils, parents and families. The pupils displayed projects about the various countries and cultures. Some pupils were dressed in the traditional attire of their countries. Many crafts were displayed from different countries. Parents provided a huge selection of foods from their home countries such as bread from Latvia, cassava from Sudan, Afghanistan salad, crackers from Czech Republic, Irish fruit scones and Lithuanian cake, to name but a few.
There was music on the day from pupils who sang and also music from The Gambia, Pakistan, Poland and Nigeria. Everyone had an opportunity to make butter, to say a Polish tongue-twister, to learn to carry a bottle of water on their head and more. All pupils participated in a competition.
The Parents Association provided refreshments and prizes for the competition on the day. A representative for the ‘Green School Intiative’ also displayed a stand regarding composting and recycling. A big thanks goes to all who attended and contributed to this enjoyable and insightful ‘Intercultural week’.