We recently celebrated the wide range of diversity and heritage in our community.
Students came into school in cultural attire, bearing their national flags and their cultural foods. The day was initiated by our “Diversity Is Unity “Group, a forum set up for students to come together and learn about our diverse cultural heritage.
We commenced the day with a prayer, this was done in unison with the whole school. The day was launched with a speech from our Head Teacher Mr Pinnington, as well as an introductory message from the founder and overseer of the Diversity Is Unity Group, Mrs Iyaji.
Our Indian students made us proud as they performed the opening dance. This was then followed by a presentation from the African dancers as well as songs and games from the Youths For Christ, and presentations from various students.
In my opinion, the experience was refreshing, there was much to see and learn. I learned more about my peers’ identities and I got to try out delicious foods from all over the world, that I was not aware of before.
I believe that days such as the Cultural Day do not only inspire young people to embrace their heritage but also introduce them, at a young age, to the diversity obtainable in the real world, creating the tolerance that will later thrive and benefit our society.