A series of cultural events took place in Scoil Mhuire, Ballymany last week as part of a celebration of its international community of students and families. Parents from Eygpt, The Philippines, China, Latvia, India, Malta and Poland were all involved in giving presentations, cookery demonstrations and performing short pieces to children over a two day period on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23, May last
The event was organised by teachers and home school community co-ordinators Clíona Galvin, Mary Linehan and language resource teacher Bríd Leddy to increase the students’ mutual respect and appreciation of each other.
“It is hoped that the activities such as dancing, singing, food tasting and question and answer sessions would help our pupils, families and staff gain an appreciation of each others’ cultural background and by doing so we will increase our mutual respect and friendship,” said Cliona.
“Strengthening links between school and families in our community has always been a priority in Scoil Mhuire . Now we seek to further unite all of those in our school community of various beliefs and cultures by celebrating the differences and similarities we share.”