International Cultural Festival
Taqiyah in 13T sent this report:
Monday, 27 November, Invicta held its fourth annual International Cultural Festival – our biggest and best yet! The school community celebrated their diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences by setting up stalls showcasing different countries. Students represented 35 different countries, displaying their customs, traditions, food, costume, language and many other cultural aspects. There were even dances by 'Team Africa', Sri Lanka and Russia; those performing were cheered on by proud friends and staff members alike.
In the morning, students from local primary schools were invited to learn all about each country, listen to traditional music, watch traditional performances of dance, see some beautiful traditional outfits and taste lots of traditional food! The primary school students each had a passport and visited stalls representing India, Poland, Nepal, Russia, Bulgaria, China, England, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Vietnam, Spain, France, USA, Japan, Lithuania, Germany, Sweden, Bangladesh, Italy, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ghana, Thailand, Algeria, Cuba, Finland, Sri Lanka, Canada, Guyana, Lebanon,
Denmark and Turkey. All Invicta students had the opportunity during lunch time to participate in the festival and share with their friends the school’s diverse and rich heritage.’
Head Teacher Mrs Derrick said to the students participating: "I have been extremely impressed with your enthusiasm, warmth and energy for today’s event. Keep up the great work to celebrate our international outlook at Invicta."