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North Presentation Primary School (Cork) celebrate an Intercultural Day with colour, fun and imagination

On June 15 2023, North Presentation Primary School in Cork city celebrated its biggest celebration of the year 2023, “Intercultural Day” and they certainly got the weather for it!

This school, a Member School of Sanctuary, counts over 54 nationalities among its student body – it’s something of a mini UN! The school’s Intercultural Committee along with parents, students and all staff members did a lot of hard work to make the day happen. The enthusiasm of the parents and the spirit of enjoyment and participation they had was heartening- they all brought their home-cooked national food and dressed in their traditional attire. Country of origin flags and the features of many new forms of Irishness, including Asian-Irish, European- Irish, African-Irish, were on display.

International music, parents-prepared project displays, henna stalls, dress showcases, food tasting tables, braid styling stalls, international flags, Irish dance, Zumba, Haka dances, and Ukrainian traditional performances, all kept the audience fully engaged.

Congratulations to North Presentation Primary School and enjoy your well-deserved summer holidays!

Check out the 3rd class pupils of the school singing a song in Swahili that they learned during World Refugee Week 2023: