Our annual Cultural Day was eagerly anticipated and after much effort preparing performances and food from around the world our students revelled in the opportunity to celebrate their cultural identities.
With so many photos capturing the colour and spirit of the occasion it was difficult to choose which ones to use here, but the following hopefully do justice to the talents and enthusiasm of the performers. The venues were packed needless to say!
On the last Saturday of Term 1 Lynfield College held its annual Cultural day, a fitting celebration at the end of Cultural week.
The event involves students, parents, staff and the wider community coming together to share food and performances from many of the ethnic groups which make up the Lynfield College community. The event started at noon with a Powhiri from the College's Kapa Haka group.
Despite the weather the crowds turned up to try the food from around the world. A new rubbish recycling system was also introduced this year to try and reduce waste and protect our environment.
The limitations of our current hall were obvious as it had difficulty accommodating the crowds who had come to support the various acts! Nevertheless the occasion was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone and the images below indicate how many students had been involved with the various cultural dance groups. Hours of practice were very evident in the polished performances.
Special thanks go to Mrs S Wagner, the College cultural co-ordinator, and the Cultural captains for their tremendous organisation. This event is now a Lynfield institution and is looked forward to by so many students.
Our Cultural Day held last Saturday (12 April) was a huge success. Our Cultural Captains have written:
“Last Saturday, we had our annual Cultural Day at Lynfield College, where we celebrated the broad cultural diversity we have here at the school.
After nearly the whole term’s preparation, it was an enormous success! With a lot of delicious food from different cultures and incredible performances prepared by the various cultural groups in the school, it was an enjoyable and lively day for the hundreds of students, families and friends who attended.
Well done and fantastic job for everyone who was involved and represented their own, and took part in other, cultures! And thank you to those who came in support! “ – Kathleen Tomacruz Cultural Captain
|One of the parents who has been attending over the years commented that it was one of the best festivals she has been to in terms of polished performances!