Green Oasis School is committed to delivering a British Curriculum that recognises and celebrates different cultures from around the world. Our Guiding Statements include:
-Green Oasis School’s commitment to internationalism and intercultural understanding is explicitly embedded in the Guiding Statements.
-GOS believes strongly in educating our students to appreciate, understand and respect all peoples both from within China and abroad.
Part of this education is to celebrate and acknowledge different festivals from around the world, so on Wednesday 7th Nov. staff, students and parents celebrated the Indian ‘Festival of Lights’.
This festival is held each year in India and other parts of the, it is celebrated with feasting, gifts, and the lighting of lamps.
Here at GOS we celebrated by creating a Rangoli art piece for our reception area. This beautiful peacock was made with coloured rice and flour. Rangoli patterns are created in courtyards and foyers during festivals and often are regarded as bringing luck for the year ahead. Students, staff, parents and alumni helped to create a beautiful peacock complete with lanterns and candles.
Students and staff were encouraged to come dressed in traditional Indian costumes, and as the pictures below show our Year 1 students embraced this with delight with many of the girls coming dressed in Indian attire.
Staff and students were also treated to Indian sweets at lunchtime made of crushed cashew nuts. These proved to be a great hit with both adults and children!
With people in the world traveling more than ever before and more of us living outside our own countries, GOS is proud to be able to celebrate with our community a little part of another culture, to educate and delight our students and our community.
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