Posted on April 24, 2018

International Week, celebrated in educational establishments around the world, was marked in Doha College with a plethora of activities.

In the words of our student representatives “International Week is celebrated to think about and recognise all of the different countries that students and teachers come from. It is a time to learn about each other’s countries, cultures, traditions and more. By learning about different countries and cultures, it helps us to have a greater understanding of the world and the people who live in it. It supports our open-mindedness to different cultures and to develop tolerance and acceptance.”

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Each class chose a country and their activities and lessons were based on their chosen nation. Then each country had a dedicated stall for display, which students filled with flags, leaflets, posters, books, artwork, musical instruments and artefacts related to its culture. Canada’s stall even had a running waterfall within their display, showing off not just the natural beauty of the country but also the design and technology talents of those in charge of the Canadian section. Food was also an important part of the day; parents brought to school, dishes belonging to the countries chosen by their child’s class, so for many it was their first time trying their hand at certain cuisines.

Students proudly adorned their own traditional attire or country colours, and were keen to share interesting facts about their origin. They watched traditional dancers from Indonesia and Pakistan, and they learned about the contributions of various countries towards the advancement of science and civilisation. Already a truly international community, with students from a staggering 72 nationalities, the students of Doha College had their educational experience all the more enriched by International Week.Doha College transforms 3 [].jpg