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Students get culture lessons

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November 21, 2017

African culture represented by some of Shepparton Christian College students.

Fun: Daniella Jegede, 10, embraces Nigerian culture.

Dunamis Scanlan, 11, Jayden Sali, 7, show off the best way to do a Samoan haka.

Sandra Mathai in a traditional Indian dress.

Yi Xin, 5, is a picture of concentration while practising some Japanese writing.

Appreciating Indian culture: Ruby Wallace, 6, dressed in an Indian dress.

hekinah Scanlan, 13, Shana Scanlan, 13, and Sharuanah Tafaoga, 13, shared Samoan dancing with their peers.

Fun: Daniella Jegede, 10, embraces Nigerian culture.

Shepparton Christian College embraced the many different cultures that make up the school community with a special celebration yesterday.

Students from Prep to Year 8 were encouraged to dress up in traditional garb and take part in activities such as Chinese calligraphy, Samoan dancing, and Yorta Yorta painting.

‘‘The day was about celebrating the communities that exist here in our school community and in Shepparton and expanding the horizons of the students,’’ principal Chris Aiton said.

The day was co-ordinated by teachers Mable Aiton and Rosie Carminati. They were happy with the students’ engagement with the day’s activities.

The students moved around to each of the activities around the school in mixed-year junior and senior-year groups.

Parents of the students were also encouraged to be involved with the day by creating a traditional food dish to share with their peers.

‘‘We have cuisine from Japan, China, Malaysia, Albania, New Zealand and more,’’ Mrs Aiton said.

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