Margaret Wix School in St Albans holds International Festival

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 June 2017

Margaret Wix School year one pupils perform a South African dance called the Waka Waka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny Loo

Margaret Wix School year one pupils perform a South African dance called the Waka Waka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny Loo

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Students from Margaret Wix School in St Albans have taken part in a week of activities as part of their International Festival.

Margaret Wix School year one pupils perform a South African dance called the Waka Waka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny LooMargaret Wix School year one pupils perform a South African dance called the Waka Waka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny Loo

The week began with students learning more about Indian and Italian cultures, and culminated in a dance festival.

The pupils performed dances from foreign cultures, which they had learned with the help of Marlborough Science Academy.

Headteacher Damien Johnston said: “A strong sense of respect for diversity was evident throughout the week.

“The different events that took place throughout the school day created a real sense of belonging for all members of the school community.

Margaret Wix School year one pupils perform a South African dance called the Waka Waka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny LooMargaret Wix School year one pupils perform a South African dance called the Waka Waka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny Loo

“Events such as this make me proud to work with such a fantastic, hard-working and welcoming group of people.”

Both parents and children took full advantage of a range of activities, from an international food festival to French lessons.

The International Festival was held as part of a national drive to encourage children to pick up a second language.

Margaret Wix School year two pupils perform a dance from New Zealand called the Haka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny LooMargaret Wix School year two pupils perform a dance from New Zealand called the Haka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny Loo

Margaret Wix School year two pupils perform a dance from New Zealand called the Haka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny LooMargaret Wix School year two pupils perform a dance from New Zealand called the Haka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny Loo

Margaret Wix School year two pupils perform a dance from New Zealand called the Haka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny LooMargaret Wix School year two pupils perform a dance from New Zealand called the Haka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny Loo

Margaret Wix School year two pupils perform a dance from New Zealand called the Haka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny LooMargaret Wix School year two pupils perform a dance from New Zealand called the Haka for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny Loo

Margaret Wix School pupils perform a dance for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny LooMargaret Wix School pupils perform a dance for the International Festival of Dance. Picture: Danny Loo

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