Starks Field hosted its first International Evening to celebrate diversity

Starks Field Primary School’s first International Evening took place on 15th June and was a great success. It brought together over 200 people from the school community to celebrate diversity, including local MP Kate Osamor.
 
The International Evening involved a wide range of cultural activities, performances, and food from around the world. Performances included Indian dancers, the school’s Glee and Music Clubs, Year 5 Spanish performers, and Year 3 Scottish dancers and harpist.
 
An exhibition showcasing the work of pupils from Years 1 to 6 explored the different countries that each group had studied.
 
Starks Field’s head teacher, Ms Alison Martin, said “We are really proud of how diverse our school is. Our mission is to foster an environment where all pupils, regardless of their background, are able to contribute to the community and to thrive. In a society that is becoming increasingly international, teaching pupils about different cultures is key to promote positive integration.”
 
Other attractions included face painting and fun competitions with an international theme. There were also stalls presenting the work of Amnesty International, WE Charity and the Fairtrade Foundation across the world.
 
All the money that was raised through the International Evening will be shared between the school's library and IT fundraising campaign and an international charity.