Green Hills Academy celebrate multicultural day with pomp

Over the weekend, students of Green Hills Academy held an event which saw students showcase different aspects of cultures and traditions from different countries from across the world.
Students march with flags from different countries. (Julius Bizimungu)
Students march with flags from different countries. (Julius Bizimungu)

Over the weekend, students of Green Hills Academy held an event which saw students showcase different aspects of cultures and traditions from different countries from across the world. 

The event, which according to the organisers was part of giving students a taste of various cultural experiences, was also attended by parents.

 

Dubbed the ‘Multicultural Day’, the day is a treasured aspect of the Green Hills community characterised by cultural aspects like food, dress, dance, music, poetry,and language, which are all presented in artistic creativity by students, teachers, and parents too. To crown all this, the school band played pieces from different celebrated composers like Mozart and Beethoven.

 

The audience was thrilled at the richness of cultures from more than 20 different cultures representing all the continents. Cultures from Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and different parts of Africa were all represented. Apart from being entertained through the different acts, the audience toured the various stands to learn more about the different cultures by tasting the food, and listening to historical and contemporary facts about different countries.

 
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Students take part in an African traditional dance. (Julius Bizimungu)

This event was not only entertaining but educational too. By participating in cultures other than their own, students were able to learn a lot about other cultures, which builds understanding and appreciation of unity in diversity.

Among others, the students showcased aspects of the cultures from Burundi, DR Congolese, Zimbabwe and Sudan.

The Rwandan culture was the most awaited part of the day that saw students showcasing traditional dances like Amaraba and Intore, among others.

According to Aline Uwase, one of the students who participated in the event, it was a great time for her to learn about other countries’ ways of living.

“This is a wonderful platform; it’s educative especially when it comes to global awareness, getting to know the trends in cultures and traditions. I really learnt a lot from my colleagues, I wish it becomes an annual event,” she said.

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