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ACS Egham goes global for International Fair

Published Monday 11th of May 2015 10:25:12 AM

ACS Egham International School recently celebrated its multicultural diversity with over 500 members of the school's community attending the school's annual International Fair.

The Fair, organised by the ACS Egham PTO (Parent-Teacher Organisation), saw students, parents, teachers and staff enjoy a variety of food, drink and traditions from every corner of the globe.

To open the event and illustrate the school's international community, students of over 30 different nationalities wore their country's costume and displayed their flags for the International Parade. Throughout the day, guests and students tried their hand at traditional games, sampled local cuisines and tried on cultural dresses.

Each country had a team of parent representatives who organised activities expressing their nation's cultural traditions and transformed the school into an international market. Energetic guests were invited to join in with games of Canadian and Swedish hockey and American football and baseball, whilst the Hong Kong team invited challengers to try their hand at traditional Chopstick games. One of the highlights of the event was a demonstration of Brazilian Capoeira, giving guests a taste of this vibrant Brazilian Art form which celebrates cultural identity through a mix of rhythmic dance and martial arts.

Clarisa Ayllon, Multicultural Coordinator of the PTO, commented:

'The International Fair is a time for the whole school community to get together and enjoy a great day. In line with the school's theme for the year 'Actively Building Community through Action and Service', the Fair also provided a strong support to local charities. I am personally extremely satisfied with the great number of families that came to enjoy the day and contributed to this Spirit of Service.'

The ACS Egham community raised over £4000 for Food4Lunch and StreetInvest; two charities which support children who are on the streets or are vulnerable and not receiving nutritional meals in the school holidays.
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