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Published Friday 10th of May 2013 10:58:33 AM

ACS Egham celebrates multi-cultural identity with annual International Fair

Over 500 parents, teachers and students at ACS Egham International School recently celebrated their international identity by taking part in the schools annual, action-packed International Fair.

Hardworking ACS Egham parents and teachers manning the British stall at the International Food Fair

The Fair, organised by the ACS Egham Parent Teacher Organisation, was the culmination of a week-long programme focused on the schools international and inclusive educational ethos, bringing together the whole school community for a day of fun-fuelled activities.

The Fair began with a student parade around campus, with each student dressed in their national costume or a favourite character from a book. Guests then had the chance to visit the school's new state-of-the-art Sports Centre to enjoy a wide range of multi-cultural activities, including learning how to write their name in a different alphabet, and compete in traditional games from around the world.

A highlight of the day was an interactive presentation by renowned children's authors, Paul Geraghty and Alex Scarrow, who gave fascinating insights into life as an author and what inspires them in their writing.

A further highlight was the popular international food fair. In the packed out Dining Hall, guests had the opportunity to sample traditional cuisine from all four corners of the globe, including Polish dumplings, Janssons temptations from Sweden and strawberry pie from Slovakia.

With performances from the school's African drums band, the School Rock Band and a powerful Wall of Sound Concert, students of all ages had the chance to showcase their musical talents.

Students also had the chance to test out their extreme sports skills on ACS Egham's brand new adaptive climbing wall, which was introduced at the school for the first time this year.

Kasia Ferrigno, a parent volunteer on the ACS Egham PTO who led the team of organisers, commented on the International Fair:

'The International Fair is one of the biggest events of the year at ACS Egham, a truly international event that allows every parent, student and member of staff to celebrate their national identity and learn something new about other cultures.'

'Thanks to the hard work of all the volunteers, parents running the stalls and teachers who helped the students prepare for the dance and music shows, this year's fair was a terrific success, showcasing a truly diverse selection of cultures.'

'With new spaces like the brand new Sports Centre, we had even more room to run multi-cultural activities and we can't wait to do it all again in 2014.'

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