Mount Pritchard school festival is a hit

THE pupils at Mount Pritchard East Public School certainly know a thing or two about diversity and acceptance.

Each year the school community gets together to host its own multicultural festival, celebrating human diversity.

This year's celebration was held last week and featured a performance by indigenous performer Daniel McPherson.

Also known as Fluteloop, McPherson spoke to students about aboriginal culture, played the didgeridoo and "beatboxed" with a student.

School principal Natalie Mansour said the festival was one of the biggest events on the school's calendar.

"The festival is celebrated by the students, community members and teachers," she said.

"For the day each class had to identify a culture and research it in class.

"The class then had to present that culture to the rest of the school; some made a movie, did a performance or sang in a different language."

Some of the countries and regions researched included the Torres Strait, Italy, Spain, Fiji, China and Samoa.

Ms Mansour said the school had 210 students from 38 different cultural backgrounds.

"The event celebrates that difference and reflects the inclusive nature of the school," she said.

"It really ensures that we develop a tolerance and ensures that we respect each other."

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