Ilford school encourages children to learn about the world with multi-cultural evening

Nail art at the multicultural evening at Christchurch school

Nail art at the multicultural evening at Christchurch school - Credit: Archant

A school has made it their mission to not just limit their pupils’ education to Maths and English, as they held a night to celebrate cultures from around the world.

Nail art at the multicultural evening at Christchurch school

Nail art at the multicultural evening at Christchurch school - Credit: Archant

ChristChurch Primary School, in Wellesley Road, Ilford, held a multicultural evening for its pupils and their parents, to help widen their knowledge of the world around them.

Head teacher Kirsty Steedman, said: “The multi-cultural evening was a great success and was a wonderful way to celebrate our schools community.”

The evening gave the school community a chance to try food from different cultures, an enjoyable story telling session by the Wizard drama group, as well as some very active Zumba workshops and salsa dancing.

A West End performer made a visit to the school and enlightened pupils with a Chinese dance workshop, teaching them a traditional style of moves from the East.


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The school also held a talent show where children could show off their hidden talents from their own cultures, including, dancing, karate routines, and even a drumming routine, which their head teacher believed they did with “great enthusiasm”.

But to the parents’ surprise, during the interval two professional river dancers popped up on stage and performed a very special river dance performance for them all to enjoy while they were waiting for the next act to begin.

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Kirsty added: “It was a fantastic evening and an event that we will be repeating soon due to its popularity.”

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