Cultural story unfolds on stage
Richard Johnson Anglican School students celebrated their rich background during a heritage festival in the most entertaining way — through song and dance. .
RICHARD Johnson Anglican School has celebrated its cultural diversity with its fifth annual Heritage Festival on Thursday.
The high school, which has students from up to 40 cultures, from every conti- nent, first held the festival when some of its Pacific Islander students asked to perform some traditional dances.
The result was a celebration of not just one but all cultural backgrounds.
The full array of cultures was on display, with traditional dishes and a concert.
Lunch stalls sold food from every corner of the globe, from the Australian meat pie to Indian curries. Senior learning co-ordinator Stewart Rowe said the concert gave students the opportunity to enjoy foreign traditions.
“We have nearly 40 different nationalities in our school,” Mr Rowe said. “It was a celebration of all the different cultures.
“There were 14 different items in our concert which included dancing, music, singing and playing (an instrument) and poetry.”
– Danielle Jarvis
Students from Richard Johnson Anglican School perform dances highlighting their heritage.