Lansvale East Public School celebrates Multicultural Day

Harmony: Lansvale East Public School students celebrated diversity on multicultural day last week.Picture:Jonathan Ng

Harmony: Lansvale East Public School students celebrated diversity on multicultural day last week.Picture:Jonathan Ng

PUPILS at Lansvale East Public School celebrated cultural diversity last week when they took part in the school's multicultural day.

The event marks education week and comprised NAIDOC and multicultural celebrations.

Assistant principal Helen Simmons said the pupils dressed in their national costumes, took part in many activities and learnt about different cultures.

"We held an Aboriginal workshop where the students learned about Aboriginal music and art by doing stick painting," she said.

"There was also an Irish workshop where the kids did potato painting, a Greek workshop where the kids learned how to do the Zorba dance and a Mandarin workshop which involved the kids doing Mandarin art and craft.

"We also held a Vietnamese workshop where the students made vegetable rolls."

Ms Simmons said the highlight of the day was the many cultural dance performances by Canley Vale High School students.

"Some of the students did singing and dancing performances while others played musical instruments.

"It's a very important day because it teaches the students to be accepting of one another regardless of what cultural background they come from."

Ms Simmons said the school's Littlies Playgroup and Lansvale's Magic Forest Early Learning Centre also took part in the event. "We're embracing the cultural diversity of our community by encouraging the students to take part in the celebrations."

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