Stu­dents rel­ish their di­ver­sity

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LOCAL SPORTS STARS -

CARLISLE Pri­mary School cel­e­brates di­ver­sity ev­ery day, and es­pe­cially on Har­mony Day.

Among the ac­tiv­i­ties on March 21 was a pa­rade where stu­dents dressed up in na­tional cos­tumes, danced and at­tempted a flash­mob.

Prin­ci­pal Cameron Lind­ley said the event show­cased the di­verse com­mu­nity at the school.

“Our stu­dents come from up­wards of 50 coun­tries; the ex­pe­ri­ence of in­clu­sion and di­ver­sity is some­thing they live,” he said. d467096

“We have 360 stu­dents but when you fac­tor in fam­ily mem­bers, the school com­mu­nity is about 800 to 1000 peo­ple.

“Dur­ing an assem­bly, we had anec­dotes from adults from our English classes, which we have on cam­pus, and they spoke about what Har­mony Day meant to them.”

Mr Lind­ley said food played an im­por­tant role dur­ing the day, with an in­ter­na­tional pic­nic held.

“The food was fan­tas­tic and it was brought in by fam­i­lies, which showed just how di­verse we are here. We also had a master chef com­pe­ti­tion where each class­room made a dish from dif­fer­ent cul­tures,” he said.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme

Stu­dents Lee­shar Tuialii (New Zealand), Quer Un­layao (Philip­pines), Vin­ugi Sig­era (Sri Lanka), Danyl An­nan (Ghana) and Au­ritri Rahman (Bangladesh) cel­e­brate.

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