Ardee Educate Together National School held it’s third annual Intercultural Week

The multidenominational and multi-cultural school celebrated it’s intercultural diversity through food, art, games and music

The multidenominational and multi-cultural school celebrated it’s intercultural diversity through food, art, games and music

Djion Shibu in junior infants student is from India and was there with his dad Mathew and mother Blessy and family members Bindu Kurian, KP Bijumon, Lilly Varghese and CC Varghese. And they cooked delicous Indian food .

Caoimhe Said and her daughters Zaina who is in junior infants and Ayeshah who is in second class played some music from their native Senegal in West Africa.

From Canada we had Jasper Phoenix Curtis a second class student and Lincoln junior infants.

Ms Aisling Duffy, junior infants teacher, dressed as a Greek goddess while pupil Kayleigh Callan had a Spanish flamenco dress.

Paula Mulholland from Colombia and her son Christopher, who is in senior infants, dressed in the traditional costume of their country while Ciara Boyle and her sons Rory and Sean brought an Irish theme to the festival.

Student teacher Alan Murphy and class teacher Ms Elaine Hogan brought a touch of the Wild West to the Week while Debbie Wade and her son Jake McConnon, who is French, dressed as a cowboy and her niece Shaney McConnon dressed as a Spanish Flamenco dancer.

Others there were Emanuela Veliciv, Malaya, Jade Donegan, as a American cowgirl, Ruth Regan, Lebanon, Abel Banescu, Egyption, Sabrina Larkin as Cian O’Connor and Emma Larkin as an Irish dancer.

Joy Doyle with her daughter Daniella and sons David and Solomon came in their traditional Nigerian costume and served Nigerian food.

Rhiannan Clarke-Downey who is a third class student, demonstrated her Irish dancing.

School secretary Adrienne McCormack and teacher Ms Katie Brosnan dressed in traditional French costume with French senior infants student Jake McConnon.

Other included Ciara Dixon and Logan McConnon, Australian, Kyle Gillespie as the Karate Kid. Also Celtica Doran, Thailand, Paige Gillespie, Spain, Sara Covaciu and Salome Baneviu, both Thailand.