Some 390 students of Panaga School together with its Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) organised an International Day celebration at their Teraja Campus yesterday.
The school’s principal Cindy bin Tahal said International Day is a unique event organised by the school and PTA for its community as part of an extension of the education taught at the school.
“We want to create an atmosphere that is welcoming to all cultures and traditions.
“As many of the students, parents and guardians are from different countries, the International Day celebration aims to generate fun and excitement as students are able to learn more about each country’s unique culture and heritage while sharing with their friends.”
The highly anticipated annual event saw more than 20 booths set up by the parents and teachers of the school.
The school’s students started the morning with a marching parade while waving the flags that represented their countries.
This was followed by several singing performances by the students focussing on creating unity and harmony that transcends borders.
Students would receive stamps on their event passports for visiting booths, with each booth featuring food and drinks made by the parents and guardians for the students to try, as well as a myriad of fun cultural games and activities.
Cindy hopes that the event will inspire and galvanise the students to learn more about the world, as well as provide an opportunity for the students to build their character and skills outside the classroom.
The day before also saw the school bustling with activities in the evening as a myriad of lion dance and cultural performances were conducted to celebrate Chinese New Year and mark the start of the International Day event.