Kilburn primary school celebrates its cultural diversity

Pupils performed dances inspired by their cultural heritage

Children enjoyed a night filled with traditional dances and international cuisine as their school celebrated its international evening.

The annual festivities are put on by Beckford Primary School, in Dornfell Street, Kilburn, and celebrate the multiculturalism on show in the area.

Assistant headteacher Emma Brown said: “Parents, families and friends all come and enjoy the performances which originate from all over the world.

“The event has been going on for years and it is one of the most important in our calendar. It is about bringing the entire school together and celebrating our diversity.


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“At Beckford we have something like 39 languages spoken. It is about representing that and our pride at being part of such a multi cultural community.”

Pupils perform in dances inspired by their cultures and in the evening the whole school settles down to eat dinner donated by parents who bring a dish from their home countries.

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