The Global Issues group hosted a very successful Intercultural Day this year in Maryfield. 1st, 2nd and 4th year students were invited to take part in a treasure hunt on some of the different cultures within the school. Twelve countries in all were represented by groups of students and it was a wonderful opportunity for us to learn more about some of the cultures our classmates are from. There was delicious food to be sampled as well as art, craft, traditional dress and traditional music. We also learned some basic phrases in new languages and had the chance to practice them.
The Global Issues group volunteered on the day, helping out with the quiz, the performances and raising awareness about the importance of Global Citizenship. They set up displays with information about the Sustainable Development Goals and the work of organizations such as the UN and NGO’s like Trócaire and Concern. The focus of the day was to remind the school community that we are all global citizens and that we all have a role to play in creating the kind of world we would like to live in.
Congratulations to everyone involved for all your hard work!
Niamh, Ruth, Michelle, Amy and Ella (Maryfield Global Issues group)