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International Day at Lower Primary

The colors of nations, celebrated at Lower Primary, Repulse Bay

The mix of nationalities at HKIS continues to evolve and with it, the celebration of nations. Although HKIS may be teaching an American-style education, around 45 per cent of the student population originates from outside of the US. So when Lower Primary celebrates International Day, you can be sure of a multinational display of color and culture.

Part of Global Arts Week, the day is celebrated mid-May each year and provides a chance for students to dress up to represent their nations and learn about cultures and countries.

One of the highlights of the day was the ‘African Drumming and Dance Connection’, who bring together the rhythms of Senegal to entertain and educate students. That said, they didn’t actually come all the way from Africa for the event... they’re based on Lamma Island, near Hong Kong.

Other highlights included a troupe of Irish dancers and a delicate fan dance from the HKIS Korean community. Plans are already afoot to make it bigger and better for next year.

Source:  DragonTales Summer Edition 2011