Unity in Diversity Festival

On Wednesday 10th December 2014 two hundred and fifty year ten students from the Arthur Terry School hosted our annual, ‘Unity in Diversity’, multicultural festival as part of their GCSE Citizenship course. More than one hundred visitors from Mere Green and Four Oaks primary schools participated in the event which showcased the diverse contributions different waves of migrants have contributed to UK culture. Highlights included Caribbean steel pan bhangra dhol drumming, Scottish bagpiping, DanceXchange hip-hop choreography as well as a balti master-class from Mere Green’s, Mango Spice restaurant! Building upon this event, Arthur Terry’s year tens are set to put Birmingham City Council’s new cabinet member for Equalities, Cllr James McKay, through his paces during a QA session on January 13th in a debate about the health of Birmingham’s multicultural make up. Below are three quotes from the event: ‘Thank you so much for inviting us to Unity in Diversity we had a fantastic time! The children thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to experience a variety of foods from around the world and different cultures. We congratulate Arthur Terry year 10 students on such superb organisation and hope that you will invite us to similar events in the future.’ Debbie Jones, Visiting member of Staff, Four Oaks Primary School ‘What a mind-boggling, astonishing day! I thought all the stalls were absolutely terrific and couldn’t possibly pick a favourite. I ate so many delicious treats from around the world that I was stuffed and couldn’t manage my lunch!’. Sienna Dyer, Four Oaks Primary School visiting participant ‘This was the fourth consecutive student-led, whole-community ‘Unity in Diversity’ event, celebrating the very best of Britain’s diverse communities. We are hugely proud of everyone involved. The festival is fast becoming an annual highlight of the school calendar!’ Arthur Terry Headteachers, Richard Gill Neil Warner