Scoil Uí Mhuirí Dunleer recently celebrated inter-cultural. The students from all 19 nations represented in the school took part in a series of events, and activities both inside and outside the classroom.
The week began with a visit to DKIT when Ms Friel and 10 students attended the “All of Us” multicultural celebration of diversity, a joint initiative by county Louth VEC and DKIT.
Students enjoyed the lectures, exhibition stands and savoured the ethnic dishes at the food tasting exhibition. The day ended with a multinational dance workshop where the Scoil Uí Mhuirí students did themselves proud with a display of fancy foot work!
Meanwhile multicultural activities took place with the classrooms at Scoil Uí Mhuirí. The home economics students enjoyed a demonstration in Indian cuisine by the chef of the Fushia House Ardee. French and German students enjoyed traditional continental breakfasts. Business students studied the countries which trade with Ireland. Art studies made masks from different countries. First year maths students learned Chinese and Egyptian multiplication. The first years raised 130 euro for the victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan in a table quiz. The colourful display of flags, maps and projects in the foyer of the school was changed daily and the projects displayed were of huge interest.