St Pat's Multicultural Day!
The students of St Patrick's Boy's NS in Donabate, representing a total of forty different countries, were 'excited beyond belief' in preparation for the school's multicultural day held last week.
The event, largely organised by the children themselves, brought together a myriad of cultures through dress, food, art, history and music to enable the students learn more about their fellow classmates.
Principal Brian Horan, himself brimming with enthusiasm before the event, explained what the day was all about: 'We're holding the event because the student council wanted the opportunity to make their classmates, their peers, their colleagues feel as comfortable as possible in our school. The students themselves felt, wouldn't it be nice to put on a day where we can learn about each other's cultures and heritage, and enjoy the differences and similarities they bring. We contacted all the different embassies and seven of them are sending representatives in on the day. We also have a representative from our own government, Alan Farrell TD, who'll be representing the Irish government. RTE are also visiting us for a chat too.'
Mr Horan said displays of various cultures will adorn the hall, for a 'massively colourful' event. According to the principal, for the last number of weeks, parents have reported that their children have been speaking of nothing but the event.