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High School

On Wednesday 20 March the English as an Additional Language Department held a special lunchtime event: EAL Day, which included cake sales, Learning another language and quizzes.

Students from Years 7,8 and 9 made and brought cakes from a wealth of countries such as, Romania, China, Syria, Pakistan, Egypt and Russia etc.

The atmosphere was one of togetherness and a sharing of cultures.

In addition, a number of students were on-hand to teach a variety of languages such as Urdu, Italian, Vietnamese, Sri-Lankan, Arabic and Pashto.

Quizzes reflecting our multicultural school were available together with live music accompanying the event, from Mr Windrich; it was a happy and vibrant few hours spent together.

It is important for students to be culturally aware. Learning about other cultures, languages, religions, and holidays aside from their own will help students learn that their classmates may be very different from them. Being culturally aware is a wonderful way to promote inclusion for all.

Celebrating Different Cultures and Diversity will help our students tremendously: developing their confidence, feeling proud about their culture and language and appreciating culture differences.

A big Thank-You to all involved both in front and behind the scenes together with those who visited and supported the event.

The EAL Department

Further photos of the event can be view on  our blog.