October, 24th has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948 and since 2016 it has also been the day the community at Knightsbridge Schools International Montenegro joins together to celebrate the diversity and many different cultures that make up the school community.
There are currently 26 nationalities represented within the school’s community and International Day 2018 provided an opportunity for students from the school, and local community to develop knowledge and understanding about other cultures through their food, fashion, music and dance.
An exhibition of stalls offered students and visitors a glimpse into the cultures, as well as a taste of some of the popular foods, of the many exhibiting countries. The culmination of the day was a showcase at which students, teachers, parents and guests from the local community gave dance and musical performances from their countries of origin; including Russian folklore and dances, South African music, Belarusian poetry, traditional Indonesian dancing, and a Line dance from the USA all performed by KSI students, staff or parents; also Puerto Rican Salsa performed by Buena Vista Dance School, and Montenegrin and Serbian dances courtesy of folklore ensemble KUD Boka.
When sharing the value and importance of events such as this, for the school and children in the local community, KSI Montenegro’s Head of School (Robert Ingham) said: “Our International Day is a wonderful opportunity to recognise, honour and learn more about the different countries and cultures represented at KSI Montenegro. Today’s children will be the global leaders of the future. It is so important for them to acquire an insight into people and cultures around the world in order to show concern and develop compassion for the well-being of the world community; an event such as today’s is just one of the many ways we should give our students the global outlook that will ensure they feel inspired to fight for a brighter future. The most important thing to have happened here today is that we have celebrated being one community. By supporting this event, everyone has shown that there is more to unite us, than divide us.”