Wow, what a wonderful week we have just had celebrating the rich and diverse community we have at Coloma.
The theme for the week was Celebrating the Unity in our CommUNITY. The Diversity Committee (made up of representatives from the Student Body) worked so hard putting together and delivering an action-packed and very exciting programme of events.
The school was decorated beautifully and vibrantly with bunting up and down corridors – every student and member of staff was invited to design their own piece of bunting around the theme, “What makes me, me”. All contributions were then tied together to make giant bunting representing our community unity.
In addition, there have been Tutor Time competitions, a great ‘diversity bake-off’, a celebration of international women in literature, a scavenger hunt, ‘break the glass’ careers videos, a huge piece of whole-school communal art and presentations where students taught each other about their heritage and identity.
The highlight for each year group was the showcase of events where students celebrated talents and taught each other about their heritage via music, song, dance, presentation and language.
Throughout the week, students and staff showed how proud they are of their heritage by wearing national dress. There has been an injection of colour and so many positive conversations about identity and culture.
The Diversity celebration week has been truly inspiring. It has been a joyous and vibrant week. On the back of their excellent efforts this week, some the Diversity Committee have secured places on an ITN journalism work experience placement. The Diversity Committee look forward to putting on more events next academic year so that we can continue to learn from each other and promote tolerance, love, kindness and Unity in our Community.