Colourful celebration of diversity

FAIRVALE High School celebrated its fourth multicultural day in style recently.

The school, which holds the event every second year, had students, teachers and parents involved in activities.

They took part in workshops and performances, as well as making food from their country of origin.

Language teacher Roberto Morales said the event was important because the school has a large number of students that come from non-English speaking backgrounds.

"This is the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular workshops about the culture of the school communities," he said.

"The canteen sold food that represented the traditions and customs of countries such as Lebanon, Vietnam, India, Mexico, China and the South Pacific."

He said highlights of the day included an Aboriginal performer playing the didgeridoo, a demonstration of dancing by the Lebanese Dabke and a parade of national costumes.

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