St Crispin’s celebrates international cultureBy Jon Nurse
July 09, 2012
Bollywood dancing, henna painting and singing took children on a trip around the world without leaving their school at an international culture evening.
The international parents and staff committee hosted the event to celebrate St Crispin’s School’s diverse community, with people from more than 50 nationalities.
St Crispin’s chamber orchestra started the evening off with an arrangement of British folk music, followed by the junior choir singing Hungarian, Indian and Israeli songs, and students performing Street and Bollywood dances. Victoria Krisk, 12, performed a violin solo of Estonia’s Eurovision song entry ‘Listen’ during the event on Wednesday, June 13.
Ido Steuer, 13, from Israel, said: “I enjoyed tasting the different foods from around the world and I really liked the shoo-fly-pie from USA.
“It was good to see my science teacher, Mr Knight, sing so well in his a capella quartet. I thought they were excellent.”
Following the entertainment at the school in London Road, guests tasted traditional food from 18 countries.
Parent Lena Kulkhanjian, who served Lebanese food, said: “It is so nice to share each other’s food and culture.”