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Culture Day 2024 (Part 1)

On Friday 15th March we celebrated Culture Day at BGS. Staff and students wore traditional attire or items of clothing representing their cultural heritage and participated in a range of activities throughout the day. Below are descriptions of some of the activities that took place - next week students will report on and share pictures of the fantastic after-school event organised by the ACS (Afro-Caribbean Society) and SEAS (South-East Asian Society).

Bailes en Linea

A large number of students in Years 10 and 11 joined Ms Giglione in the hall in their lunch period for some Bailes en Linea (South American Line Dancing). It was very energetic and great fun was had by all!

Biscuit Decorating

At lunch, I participated in the biscuit making in L3 and I thought it was really fun. It was a really good way of representing your country through creating unique designs using the abundance of different colours of icing. For example, since I am from Jamaica, I created the Jamaican flag as the design for my biscuit.

Elijah, Year 11


International Games Culture Day

To celebrate Culture Day, the Language Club prefects hosted a session of International Games. We played Romanian Scrabble, as well as German Bananagrams. It was good to learn about how different cultures play games that are widely known around the world.

Overall, it was really fun and something that would be fun to do again!

Caitlin Gorman, Year 9

International Crafts

On Culture day, I helped to run the fan making activity during P6 lunch. We didn't know if it would be popular, but we ended up with around 20 people! It was fun and easy to do. I would encourage everyone to be involved in activities on any future Culture days.

Lucy, Year 11

Find the Flags Competition

Throughout the day, students raced to find and name 20 flags hidden all over the school. Students who were successful claimed a small prize from the MFL Office!

Year 7 Media Correspondents
Culture Day Report

On Friday 15th March, Culture Day was run by the SEAS and ACS which was lots of fun for everyone, with many activities throughout the day including biscuit decorating, a challenge to find country flags around the school, an international parade and food stalls!

As well as this, many students wore clothes from their home countries, showing classmates all about where they come from. We are all individuals in a big supportive group, and we respect everyone, and take the opportunity when given to learn about other cultures.

Culture day gives pupils the opportunity to celebrate and represent their cultures as well as a chance for everybody to embrace the customs, traditions and languages that make each culture unique.

Lily, Year 7, said “It was a great opportunity to learn about other people's cultures and heritages.”

Paige, Year 7, said “I really enjoyed culture day as it was a chance to celebrate other people's cultures and traditions.”

Aysu, Tanvi and Kendra, Year 7 Media Correspondents

Click on the link here to view the Culture Day 2024 Photo Gallery.

Mrs Savage, MFL Department