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Cultures on display at Leamington College fair

Leamington Editorial 8th Apr, 2024   0

CULTURES from all four corners of the world were celebrated at an event in Leamington.

Leamington College’s International Fair featured stands exhibiting the practices, history, geography and, in some cases, cuisines of 29 different countries.

The stands were manned by present and past college students, staff and visitors from each of the corresponding countries.

Carlos Rodriguez, from the college’s English Language Teaching department, said the main focus was to share with attendees the cultures of many nations across the globe, to celebrate diversity and promote tolerance.

He continued: “It gave our students and staff an opportunity to present and represent their countries. To educate and to share cultural knowledge. That very much underlined the event.

“It gave some of our international students a chance to practise their English. It was also a way for our international students to make friends with some of their English counterparts.

“The international students were quite touched by the level of interest shown by the British students who stopped to try their food and ask questions about their country.”

Catering students from the college bistro and kitchen also got involved, while some of the hosts even performed songs and dances to best illustrate the heritage of their homeland.

Mr Rodriguez added he hoped the ‘cultural market’ would continue to grow and become a firm fixture on the college’s events calendar.

He added: “It’s an event we’d probably like to do every year. It just shows the diversity within the college. A lot of people wanted to showcase their countries this year, but they couldn’t so we might have had an even bigger number.”

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