Our recent International Cultural Day was a great success once gain, with everyone making such an effort to wear cultural dress on this non-uniform day, raising hundreds of pounds for Save the Children. As last year, we had an excellent range of stalls from a wide range of nations. My special thanks go to Mr & Mrs Bob-Osamor, parents of Chinua and Dumebi, who manned the Nigerian stall and brought with them some excellent cultural dishes which I enjoyed for my own lunch today. Chinua and Dumebi both board with us and it is widely known that they miss their parents cooking and I can certainly see why!
The following nations were represented on the Senior School’s stalls: South Korea, Spain, India, Iran, France, Sri Lanka, Wales, Thailand & Nigeria. Next year we hope to have even more and will spread out further around the school. The musical contributions were impressive too, with our Chinese stall offering music played from traditional instruments. Daniel & Harrison our famous school guitarists were on the Spanish table and played flamenco while Megan below right demonstrated traditional Spanish costume. Ms Morgan practised Turkish and Iranian dancing with some help from Ilgaz and Ilya. Mrs Ferrari had a long queue on the face paints, drawing national flags for everyone. Thank you to everyone involved for making it such a success and for Mrs Francis doing the flawless logistics as always.