Jennifer Lee U6 writes: In early May, the school celebrated International Day to raise awareness of cultural diversity. Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development. Our school is a community consisting of people from different cultural backgrounds and it was fantastic to see everyone dressed up to represent a wide range of different countries such as China, Japan, France, and Poland.
During form time, everyone gathered in Harvey Hall to watch videos and learn more about cultural practices. A few sixth formers and I gave a presentation about less well-known aspects of culture such as neck rings, the Amish and Japanese geishas. Members of each form also modelled traditional costumes from countries around the globe. It was an educational and enjoyable day which hopefully stimulated students to improve their understanding about cultures.