Photographs: North Zealand International School
Text: Shani Bishop
The lucky learners at North Zealand International School were treated to an array of cultural celebrations during November.
It’s a beautiful time of the year with so many celebrations from around the world to enjoy. Each day at school brought a new festival, beginning with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Day of the Dead, Guy Fawkes, Mortens Aften, Mid Autumn Festival and finally Diwali. Parents decorated the foyer each evening. Mexican families made a seven-layer alter to celebrate the lives of departed loved ones, Brits created Guy Fawkes, Asian families fashioned lanterns, and the Indian community created a beautiful Rangoli.
“The students particularly enjoyed carving pumpkins, making lanterns and writing on gratitude leaves which they hung on the Thanksgiving tree.”
Each day at school, the learners were able to read about and interact with the cultural displays. The students particularly enjoyed carving pumpkins, making lanterns and writing on gratitude leaves which they hung on the Thanksgiving tree.
Karen Bottger, Head of School, said “With events cancelled, the Parents Association have really stepped up. The foyer looks incredible, and the students have all had the opportunity to engage with each celebration and learnt so much about each others culture. Our fantastic community help us make NIS so special.”
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