Tiverton Primary School students celebrate culture with extravagant displays

Anry Kikava performs a traditional Georgian dance

Anry Kikava performs a traditional Georgian dance - Credit: Archant

Children and staff from Tiverton Primary School came together last week to hold their annual International evening.

Student Blessing Ntumba sings 'Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner' with a pearly king and queen

Student Blessing Ntumba sings 'Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner' with a pearly king and queen - Credit: Archant

Gospel singing, African dance and salsa were just a few of the performances at the event in Putford Road, held to celebrate the diverse range of 35 nationalities that make up the school community.

“We strongly believe in community cohesion,” headteacher Resham Mirza told the Gazette.

“We hold the event to celebrate the fact that, while we’re all Londoners, we all have different backgrounds and we should embrace that.

“It’s all about being open minded about other cultures, and that’s important from a young age.”

Pupils Georgia Gymafi, Alice-May Scott-Denness and Georgiette Gymafi peform a traditional African da

Pupils Georgia Gymafi, Alice-May Scott-Denness and Georgiette Gymafi peform a traditional African dance - Credit: Archant


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Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Albania and Colombia were some of the nationalities represented at the event on May 5, with both students and teachers taking part in a range of cultural performances.

Maria Fernanda Martinez Mesa, centre, takes part in Colombian dance

Maria Fernanda Martinez Mesa, centre, takes part in Colombian dance - Credit: Archant

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