International Cultural Festival
Invicta’s first International Culture Festival took place on Monday 1 December when the school community celebrated their vibrant cultures. Students, parents and teachers from 14 different heritages set up stalls to present their customs, traditions, food, costume, language and many other cultural aspects. Visiting students were invited to try on traditional costumes, learn traditional dance moves and taste some traditional food.
Headteacher Julie Derrick was very impressed with the preparation for the event: “I am very pleased with the amount of time and effort that has been put into the International Culture Festival, an event that means so much to our diverse community. I am amazed by the enthusiasm and commitment that our students, parents and staff have shown towards the event. I am proud that our students do not just work hard in lessons, they have the opportunity to have fun and participate in building the community that they love.”
Mrs Bui, Assistant Head, who organised the festival was delighted with its success. "This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to share their rich culture with each other and our visitors. I was particularly pleased that two primary schools - Aylesford (Turkey) and St Georges (Uganda) set up stalls to celebrate two very diverse countries".
180 students from nine primary schools attended the festival with Invicta students having the opportunity to visit at break time. The primary school students each had a passport and visited stalls representing Sri Lanka, China, Russia, Japan, Uganda, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, France, Spain, Germany, Vietnam, Nepal and India. Our International prefects set up a stall celebrating some of Invicta's International links and gave out traditional British sweets as well as badges and certificates.
Invicta plans to make this an annual event. We would like to thank the students, parents and teachers who have worked so hard to make the festival a success.