Diversity Day 2022

Posted on : April 2, 2022

On April 1st Sligo Grammar School held a special day-long event to celebrate the wonderful diversity within our school. The day saw activities and events designed to highlight and enjoy the diverse cultures within SGS. There were special “international” table quizzes held for the First and Second year students, organised and overseen by Mr Tiearney, ably helped by the TY students. The day was nominated a non-uniform day with whole school encouraged to dress in blue and yellow in support of the people of Ukraine. Every member of the school community contributed €2 to the Red Cross to help in its work in Ukraine. The main event was an International Cultural Exposition in the school gym. Stalls were set up by the different cultural groups within the school, highlighting the food, music, dance, costume, language and culture of their nations. We had 42 countries represented from all continents. Every class had a time slot to visit the exhibition and sample the food on offer. Mr O’Donnell and the Music Dept made sure that there was musical entertainment to accompany the festivities. The day was a great success, not least because it brought with it a sense of getting back to normal after two years of restrictions. Thanks to Ms McGuinness, Mia Sawai Brandon and Anushka Pathak for organising the day and thanks also to all the many helpers they had on the day itself.  Photos can be viewed HERE





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