International Cultural Festival
Invicta’s Annual International Culture Festival took place on Monday, 30 November when the school community celebrated their vibrant cultures. Students, parents and teachers from 22 different heritages set up stalls to present their customs, traditions, food, costume, language and many other cultural aspects. In the morning, 200 students from 11 local primary schools were invited to discover facts about traditional costumes and music, and taste some traditional food. The primary school students each had a passport and visited stalls representing Bangladesh, China, Russia, Poland, Republic of Congo, France, Spain, Germany, Pakistan, Namibia, Nepal, India, Italy, Nigeria, The Philippines, Romania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sweden, England, Wales and Jersey. 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. All Invicta students had the opportunity during lunch time to participate to the Festival and share with their friends the school’s diverse and rich heritage.
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.”
We would like to thank the students, parents and teachers who have worked so hard to make the festival a success. We would like to especially thank Mrs Ricks, Miss Fernandez and Miss Laming for organising the festival.