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Festival of Food

Annual celebration of our school's diversity.

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As a multi-cultural school, the annual Festival of Food was a wonderful opportunity for students to wear their cultural dress and bring food specific to their cultural background for other students to share and experience. Many of our students made a huge effort and came in dress and clothing representing their religious and/or national background.

The Festival of Food was a real success, and it was brilliant to see so many students involved and raising money for such a good cause. In total, stall holders raised £2,000 for Care4Calais, a charity that provides emergency aid, legal support and integration services to refugees in Calais and other areas affected by the migrant crisis.

Hello. My name is Jai, and I am in Year 8. On the 1st May, we celebrated the Festival of Food which is a huge celebration of diverse cultures in the Great Hall. I ran a stall with two other students in my class, Maharsh and Tony and we celebrated our own Indian backgrounds by making and bringing in delicious Indian sweets such as ladoo and gulab jamun, which are very sweet delicacies in Indian culture, for me, expressing and reflecting our heritage and ethnicity with happiness and joy. That was what the festival of food was all about! Jai (Year 8)

Over my time at Latymer, I've found that the excitement around the Festival of Food encourages students of all backgrounds to both share their own culture and indulge in others. I have used this celebration as an opportunity to celebrate my Argentinian heritage with others, as well as to take the platform given to us to educate the student body alongside the classic fun of the event. Marina (Year 11)