■ Michael Lieu, 9:
" I'm representing the Chinese culture so I dressed up in my traditional costume."
■ Mariam Bahamad, 12:
"It means all the different cultures coming together to celebrate diversity."
■ Marcela Jimenez, 9:
"It's important to learn what other cultures are about. I'm from El Salvador so it was important for me to be dressed up in my traditional outfit."
■ Jana Khalel, 5:
"It's important to show everyone where you come from. I'm from Egypt so I'm wearing our national outfit."
■ Lockyer Pickering-Ratu, 7:
" My dad drew the Te Waka (tattoo) on my face to show that our family come from New Zealand."