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Around the world in 30 stalls at ACS Cobham!

Published Thursday 25th of February 2016 02:59:10 PM

ACS Cobham recently celebrated its multicultural identity with over 500 members of the school community attending the annual International Fair. The Fair, organised by the ACS Cobham Lower School and volunteers from the CRG (Country Representatives Group) saw students, parents, teachers and staff enjoy traditions, food, and drink from every corner of the globe. Illustrating the school’s international community, students from many different nationalities carried country flags in an opening ceremony and shared what the International Fair means to them. Throughout the day, guests and students tried their hand at traditional games, sampled local cuisines and tried on cultural dress. Each country had a team of parent representatives who organised activities and food expressing their nation’s cultural traditions, transforming the sports hall into an international market. Energetic guests were invited to join in with games of Canadian air hockey and a Brazilian penalty shoot-out, whilst the Japanese team offered visitors the opportunity to create traditional origami art. Elsewhere, the Columbian rainforest booth was decorated to symbolise the country’s natural diversity. Paper butterflies were attached to hanging fairy lights to represent the 1,600 different species in Columbia and imitate the tropical landscape. Kathryn Firebrace, Assistant Lower School Principal, commented: “It is a privilege to be a part of such a unique and special event; our wonderful parents brought magic and creativity to each stall. The International Fair is a real highlight of our calendar as it celebrates two very important attributes of our school: diversity and community.”
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