Lord Mayor joins in as over twenty different languages and cultures celebrated in mini-festival of events at Stranmillis Primary School

A jam-packed day of events and music has taken place at Stranmillis Primary School, to celebrate the wide diversity of the school. Even the Lord Mayor, Councillor Tina Black Lord Mayor joined in, as twenty three different languages and cultures were celebrated in a mini-festival last weekend on Saturday 18th June 2022.

Stranmillis Primary School is a unique school community, drawing children from home backgrounds that are rich and diverse in their cultural, ethnic, social and religious origins.  This ranges from Cantonese, Arabic, Russian, Hindi to Polish, Serbian, French, Greek, Urdu, Czech and Italian. The school organised an impressive range of activities to celebrate this including African drumming, Salsa dancing, Russian art, Tai Chi, Diversity storytelling, Sign language, henna tattoos and Arabic calligraphy.

Principal Linda Wilson said:

“Culture Day at Stranmillis Primary day is the most important day of the year for us. The rich diversity of our children and their families adds enormously to our school and helps provide our children with a stimulating and challenging environment in which to develop and flourish. We are delighted to be able to celebrate each and every child and their families in this very uplifting, joyous way.”

Lord Mayor Councillor Tina Black added,

“I was delighted to be there. I can’t believe there are 23 different cultural backgrounds in one school, and all feeling like one big community. The atmosphere on the day was superb.”

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