Over 800 primary children and staff dressed in red, white and blue and celebrated with British themed educational activities, street parties and afternoon tea. Everyone took part enthusiastically bringing in a plate of British style food to share with their friends.
Vice Principal and Head of Primary, Christine Walker, said:
The children had such fun making and eating the food and learning all about Britain, its customs and cultures. As an international school with over 70 different nationalities it’s fun to learn about each other’s cultures and traditions.’
The food feast included cucumber and jam sandwiches all without the crusts of course and afternoon tea which wasn’t complete without handmade scones, cream and strawberries. Some children even got to try British tea for the first time!
The range of educational activities the children took part in included flag making in art classes, mathematics to plot the co-ordinates for Britain and cookery to make scones for tea to name but a few.
The school was decked out with bunting, British Flags and a red telephone box. The famous British car the Mini Cooper bedecked in the British Flag took pride of place at the West bay campus. The children certainly agreed, Charlotte aged 6 said:
It was such fun, I got to make scones where we mixed flour with butter and milk, it made my hands very sticky, but they tasted yummy.’
This Doha College’s event links in with the annual British Festival 2015 which is organised by the British Embassy in partnership with the British Council and in association with the UK government’s GREAT campaign, which aims to showcase the very best of what Britain has to offer. This year’s British Festival is well under way with a number of events designed to celebrate the Britain and Qatar partnership. Many great events have already taken place over the last three weeks, and there is plenty to be excited about leading up to 5 April 2015, including some of the Festival’s biggest events.
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