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Celebrating our diversity! Spain! Celebrating our diversity! Spain!

In our continued celebration of the diversity of our student body, today we commemorate the National Day of Spain or Fiesta Nacional de Espana which falls on the 12th October.

On October 12th 1492, it is cited that Christopher Columbus first stepped onto American shores, assuring Spain’s overseas projection and legacy to the world. The Spanish Empire was one of the greatest in..

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Celebrating our diversity! Nigeria & Hong Kong! Celebrating our diversity! Nigeria & Hong Kong!

Continuing our celebration of the diversity of our student body, we are commemorating not one, but two countries today as October 1st is both Nigerian Independence Day & Chinese National Day in Hong Kong! 

Nigerian Independence Day

Independence Day in Nigeria, marks the country's independence from British rule on 1st October 1960 and is recognised as a national holiday...

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Celebrating our diversity! Chile Celebrating our diversity! Chile

The celebration of our very international student body continues on 17th September, with our recognition of the Independence Day of Chile, Dia de la Independencia, Chile which is observed on 18th September.

The 18th September marks the day when Chilean people declared their independence from Spain in 1810. Spain had ruled over Chile since the middle of the 16th Century. The..

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Celebrating our diversity! Malaysia Celebrating our diversity! Malaysia

The largest proportion of our student population are Malaysian, therefore it is fitting that our next national day celebration is for Malaysia Day on 16th September.

Malaysia Day recognises the establishment of the Malaysian Federation on 16th September 1963. Malaya, North Borneo (Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore unified into a single state (Although Singapore was later expelled..

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Celebrating our diversity! Brazil Celebrating our diversity! Brazil

The celebration of our very international student body continues today the 7th September, with our recognition of the Independence Day of Brazil.On the 7th September 1822, a declaration of independence from Portugal was made by Pedro di Alcantara, the son of the Portuguese King. The day is also referred to as ‘Sete de Setembro’, 'Dia da Independência' or 'Dia da Pátria'.Brazil..

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Celebrating our diversity! Vietnam Celebrating our diversity! Vietnam

In celebration of the diversity of our student body, we commemorate many of our student nationalities throughout the year. When we are on campus this celebration includes serving traditional food in both canteens.

This year we will be celebrating more countries than ever before!

Our first event is to celebrate the National Day of Vietnam on 2nd September.

Background

At the..

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Celebrating our diversity! Russia Celebrating our diversity! Russia

In our continued celebration of the diversity of our student body, on 11th June, we will be commemorating Russia Day for the first time. 

Celebrated annually since 1992 to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic on 12th June 1990. 

This marked the beginning of constitutional reform in the Russian..

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Celebrating our diversity! Denmark Celebrating our diversity! Denmark

5th June commemorates the anniversary of Frederick VII signing the Danish constitution in 1849, establishing Denmark as a constitutional monarchy; locally known as Grundlovsdag.

Whilst not a public holiday, Government offices, banks and schools are closed, as are most shops.

The day has added significance as women were given the vote on 5th June 1915, and the constitution of..

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Celebrating our diversity! Indonesia Celebrating our diversity! Indonesia

Continuing with the celebration of our diverse and international community, on 20th May we would have been observing the National Awakening Day of Indonesia. Not a public holiday, but a historic day for the independence of Indonesia.

National Awakening Day is an Indonesian observance annually held on May 20. It commemorates the creation of the first Indonesian nationalist..

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Celebrating our diversity! Freedom Day - South Africa Celebrating our diversity! Freedom Day - South Africa

At Alice Smith School we welcome students from over 40 different nationalities and enjoy celebrating many festivals often through our shared love of food! National and special days give us opportunities to come together and experience a small part of each other's cultures - with the support of our wonderful kitchen teams! On Wednesday, 28th April (a day late), we will be..

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Celebrating our Diversity: St. Patrick's Day ☘️ Celebrating our Diversity: St. Patrick's Day ☘️

It's time to celebrate another of our Founding Nations on March 17th with St. Patrick's Day ☘️☘️☘️.

St Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of St Patrick (Lá Fhéile Phádraig), is a global celebration of Irish culture held on March 17th. This is the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland, who administered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth..

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Celebrating our diversity! Japan 💮 Celebrating our diversity! Japan 💮

At Alice Smith School we welcome students from over 40 different nationalities and enjoy celebrating many festivals often through our shared love of food! National and special days give us opportunities to come together and experience a small part of each other's cultures - with the support of our wonderful kitchen teams!

With the extension of the MCO we now know we won't be..

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Australia Day Jan 26th Australia Day Jan 26th

With so many different nationalities in school we are very lucky to be able to celebrate a huge variety of national days. Term 2 is usually a busy time for the kitchens, as we celebrate our truly international and multicultural student population with not one but five national days!

And while we can't be together on the first of these, Australia Day which falls on Tuesday 26th..

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Bastille Day Bastille Day

With nearly 50 different nationalities in school we are very lucky to be able to celebrate many national days. The last of our National Days for this academic year would have been held on 1st July, to celebrate Bastille Day of France.

Bastille Day or La Fete Nationale is celebrated on the 14th July each year, to commemorate the storming of the Bastille, a Parisian prison in..

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King's Day - Netherlands King's Day - Netherlands

King’s Day is when the Dutch celebrate the birthday of their King. On King’s Day, the Dutch wear orange clothes and wigs and have many orange coloured decorations. In addition, flea markets are held in parks and streets and people make a toast to the King with Orange Bitter, a bright orange liqueur.

Originally Princess’ Day, it was celebrated on Princess Wilhelmina’s birthday..

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St George’s Day St George’s Day

With nearly 50 different nationalities in school we are very lucky to be able to celebrate many national days. St. George is the patron Saint of England and St. George's Day is celebrated on April 23rd each year.

To celebrate we can enjoy some great English dishes at EP this lunchtime prepared by our school catering partner Delischool.

  • Fish and Chips with Garden Peas
  • Beef..
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