From Monday 13th to Friday 17th March we will be having our International Week at the Senior School, which is a celebration of our international community, with many activities taking place during the week, in assembly time, tutor time and lunch time. Activities are open to all students, from all year groups.
During assembly our international students will be sharing their journey to KC and Old Canterburians will be sharing their onward journeys during KC homecoming stories.
In tutor time students will be partaking in a multicultural/international quiz created by our Student Inclusion Group.
Monday lunchtime, the ISC will be hosting a series of workshops in Chinese calligraphy and Japanese Haiku writing, all with a focus on our KC values. At the same time the Science and Geography departments will be offering exciting immersion experiences, with international students showcasing experiments in their native languages and students doing quizzes and games that have a global dimension.
On Monday evening the Student Inclusion Group and the Charities Committee will be hosting a Cultural Evening in the Great Hall with performances, presentations and food.
Tuesday lunchtime: several Art, Media and DT students will be inviting students and staff to attend their ‘show and tell’ sessions with a multicultural/international focus. The History department will be preparing for their international MUN participation (following that very Saturday) and all are welcome to attend. Something more lighthearted? Students can join the Food and Nutrition department for a Shamrock cookie decorating contest, ahead of St Patrick’s Day on Friday.
Wednesday lunchtime: there will be an international ‘Language Cafe’ in the quad during lunchtime, with students from different backgrounds and cultures presenting their cultural items, quizzes and snacks. This will be alongside an exciting ‘Speed Friending’ event for EAL speakers and native speakers.
Thursday lunchtime: several teachers will be hosting workshops on international folktales and stories. At the same time, the MFL department will be hosting mini language/culture tasters.
Friday 17 March is St Patrick’s Day and Red Nose Day. It will be a non-uniform day for charity. Students are invited to come dressed in green, with or without a red nose, or in any native dress. Some of our Irish staff members will join our Chaplain during assembly and, during lunchtime, students can make St Patrick’s Day cards or take part in Irish poetry activities.
A visit to the library will allow students to encounter educational, multicultural displays and, to give the week a proper international flavour, a diverse and international menu will be served in the Dining Hall all week.
Bring on the celebration of our international community!