Havering Sixth Form held a Culture Day
Pupils at the Hornchurch college, in Wingletye Lane, spent the day learning from each other about clothes, dance, music and language from several heritage countries.
The day featured a range of international food and a ‘red carpet runway’ where traditional clothing and flags from around the world were displayed.
Some of the countries celebrated included India, Jamaica, Lithuania, Nigeria, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Ghana, Albania, Bangladesh, USA, and South Africa – and more.
Students were able to make tote bags and badges and celebrate their differences with a DJ accompanying performers of traditional dances.
A map of the world highlighted the different countries from where students identified their cultural heritage.
The event brought together a rich array of diverse traditions, with one student describing it as a chance to appreciate the beauty of other cultures.
Deputy Principal Phil Hall said: “The Culture Day was another great success with a fantastic level of engagement from students and staff who enjoyed learning about various cultures and celebrating differences and similarities.
“I am proud to be a part of such an inclusive college community where students feel safe and able to wear their cultural dress with pride. It was a day of unity, diversity and celebration where so many made an incredible effort and looked absolutely stunning.
“With all the food, flags and participation, it was an educational but very enjoyable day for everyone.”
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