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Diversity Day celebrated by 800 children

Published Tuesday, 19 May 2015

At the Raglan Schools in Wellington Road, Bush Hill Park, over 800 children aged from 5 – 11 are celebrating World Cultural Diversity Day.

Classes across all age groups in the school are linking up wearing traditional dress or flag colours from nations across the world.

At 9.30am their day starts with a massive parade and celebration of colour on the school playing field. In particular, they will wear the colours of the nations linked to their own backgrounds.

During the parade they will be singing a song of peace and celebration to mark this international day.

Throughout the day the children will be studying diversity topics in their classes with dancing, cooking and displaying arts and objects of interest related to world culture.

From 3.30pm – 4.30pm they will be taking part in an International Food Festival.

Headteacher, Martin Kelsey, said, “The children have been working hard to create a happy and entertaining day. Through this day they have learned about the world and the importance of the traditions and customs that everybody can enjoy.

“Days like this bring the school and community together. It is a time to celebrate and respect the diversity of our school community.”

 Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services & Protection, added, “This is an exciting day for the children and staff. It is going to be a memorable occasion showing how Enfield schools are expanding our children’s experiences and learning. All the staff and children are to be congratulated for presenting an unusual and thoughtful day.”

Parents have also been invited to attend part of the day and share their culture through musical instruments, stories and traditional costumes.

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