Liverpool school celebrates its diverse community with culture day
A school in Kensington, Liverpool, recently held a special ‘Culture Day’ that brought students and staff together in a joyous display of cultural diversity.
The Academy of St Francis of Assisi (ASFA) is proud of its vibrant school community with students from all over the world accessing its broad and ambitious curriculum.
Over 60 different languages are spoken within the school and staff ensure each and every student has the chance to have their voice heard.
The day was jam-packed full of activities which gave students from different cultural backgrounds a unique opportunity to celebrate and share an insight into their own heritage, while also learning about others.
Students set up stalls showcasing their countries and brought in artefacts and food from their homelands.
The school was a hub of activity all day with music and dancing taking place throughout. Inside the classrooms, each subject covered work about different cultures during lesson time.
The event was a resounding success, reinforcing the academy’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and globally-minded community.
One student said: “Culture Day was amazing! I loved showing my friends all different aspects of my culture. I really enjoyed tasting different foods.”
Headteacher of the academy, Ms Jo Leech, commented: “The Culture Day was a brilliant day for the school community and there was a real sense of unity as students gathered to explore, understand, and respect various cultures.
“This event will most definitely become an annual occasion and we look forward to what next year will bring.”
ASFA’s Culture Day was part of a series of initiatives, created by the academy, centred around the themes of respect, kindness and culture, providing students with a deeper learning experience beyond the classroom.
The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is a proud member of All Saints Multi Academy Trust.