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Around the world in 30 stalls at ACS Egham!

Published Wednesday 1st of June 2016 01:05:46 PM

Over 500 parents, teachers and students at ACS Egham International School recently celebrated their international identity by taking part in the school’s annual, action-packed International Fair. The Fair, organised by the ACS Egham PTO (Parent-Teacher Organisation), brought together the whole school community to raise funds for local charities and enjoy a variety of food, drink and traditions from every corner of the globe. To open the event and showcase the school’s international community, students of over 35 different nationalities dressed in their national costume and displayed their flags for an 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 baseball, whilst the Dutch team invited challengers to try their hand at traditional board games. Guests also enjoyed a range of performances and entertainment. Showcasing their flair for performing arts, students stole the spotlight with a talent show, including piano recitals, choral performances and dances. This year, the PTO also introduced a wellness area for guests to relax and enjoy yoga sessions and treatments. Clarisa Ayllon, Multicultural Coordinator of the PTO, commented: “The International Fair is both a fantastic way to celebrate and enjoy diverse traditions from our international community and raise funds for our local charities. It was wonderful to see so many parents, students and staff come together and make a difference and I would like to thank everybody involved.” The ACS Egham community raised over £4,600 for Food4Lunch and StreetInvest; two charities which support vulnerable children who are either on the streets or not receiving nutritional meals in the school holidays.
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