A LOCAL school in has recently held a cultural appreciation day, to celebrate the students individual cultures.
Cockshut Hill School in Yardley, part of the Summit Learning Trust, gave students the opportunity to dress up in traditional outfits and play music and instruments associated with their heritage.
The day concluded with a performance, where students got to walk a runway to showcase their different outfits, music and dances.
The school had even invited Her Majesty The Queen to attend the celebrations, sadly she could not come along but sent her wishes that it was a successful and enjoyable event.
The school also received correspondence from the Head of the Direct Communications Unit at No 10 Downing Street, who said: “It is so pleasing to see this great Celebration of Cultural Diversity at Cockshut Hill School.
“Events like this help to promote our shared values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
Jason Bridges, Principal at Cockshut Hill School said: “At Cockshut Hill we want to make sure that all of our students, regardless of their background, feel like they belong at our school.
“It was brilliant to hold our very first Cultural Appreciation Day and I want to say a big thank you to the Student Equalities Group for the work they put in to arranging this.”