Food and traditions from every corner of the world were celebrated at an international fair held at ACS Egham School.
More than 900 people attended this year's fair at the school in London Road, which boasted a ‘one world, many stories’ theme. Students chose five photos of special places from their home countries which were displayed on a giant screen during the afternoon’s festivities.
Verena Braga, multicultural coordinator of the Parent Teacher Organisation, said: “The International Fair is a great opportunity for the whole school community to share our different native cultures, language and traditions, helping students develop a greater sense of global citizenship.”
Over 30 different nationalities were represented in the fair’s ‘parade of nations’, where students dressed in their national costumes and carried their country’s flags. Throughout the day, students and guests played games including tennis, baseball and fencing; spent time on arts and crafts activities and shared stories from their different countries.
Students aged 14 to 17 also raised awareness of their work with ORBIS, a global sight-saving charity, by explaining the way eyes work through playing various games. Every year, a few ACS students embark on a journalism internship with ORBIS. Last year five students visited India, promoting awareness of the charity’s work through producing a short narrative film and posting regular blogs, photos and social media updates.
Verena Braga said: “Thank you to everyone who helped organise such a successful day and to our wonderful parents and staff in raising £3,350 for our chosen charity, Runnymede Foodbank, which provides emergency food and support across our local area.”