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Special assembly celebrates diversity.

Date: 22/12/2008           Category: Learning and Achievement

Luton Junior School hosted a special assembly to celebrate cultural awareness on Wednesday, 17 December. Pupils at the school were treated to a show filled with colour, dance and different cultural identities. It was organised by the school, in partnership with Medway Adult Learning Service’s Family Leaning Department, and was funded by the Learning and Skills Council and Medway Council’s Regeneration Fund. Nine children from the school joined their parents to give a stunning performance about their backgrounds so that pupils can gain a better understanding of different countries. The families presented a show looking at traditional dress, customs, food, dance and music as well as learning how to greet one another in the various languages. Countries that were looked at included Jamaica, Poland, Slovakia, Ireland, Egypt and England. Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services Cllr Les Wicks said: “The assembly was a delight to watch, the children managed to tackle an important issue in an exciting and interesting way. This is a great way to celebrate multiculturalism in Medway. Headteacher Jillian Oliver added: “I am so proud of the children, they were enthusiastic, committed and confident and delivered an assembly that truly came from the heart. They really gave across the message that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, everyone belongs somewhere.”