Diversity Day Educates about Multiculturalism

Diversity Day is a way of showing children about different faiths and different cultures, so that they learn about them and their significance from a very young age. It has been running for the last six years in a way for pupils to get a glimpse into the life and times of different religions, faiths and cultures.

600 Pupils Got Involved

The day itself was hosted by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, where 600 Primary Six pupils from Carolside, Netherlee, Busby and Calderwood Lodge in the Glasgow area attended the event.

The event also includes a number of activities designed to bring together children of many different cultures including trying on clothing styles from different faiths and cultures, and learning how they say ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’ or how they show respect.

 

Different is Good

A lot of teachers believe it is a great way of showing the pupils everything they have in common with other people around the well, as well as what makes them different. It teaches children that different is often very healthy, it is not something to be frightened about or something that should be ignored.

Curry Half and Half Helps Children Understand Diversity

A celebration of the cultural heritage of the popular food dish ‘Curry Half and Half’ started early last month as a means of teaching Welsh children about the importance of diversity in today’s society. The project has been devised by the EYST – The Ethnic Youth Support Team and features a teaching pack filled with information, including a CD about how food and food heritage affects our lives.

The ‘tester’ school used for the project was St Helen’s Primary School, where it was launched officially on the 13th July. The project is supposed to reinforce beliefs already put in place by the school itself, about each child’s responsibility to be kind to others and to think about the affects their actions and words may have on others.

The dish itself is a classic Welsh dish and is a curry dish that comes with both chips and rice. The teaching pack is designed to look bright and accessible to children and serves to help children better understand the positive benefits of diversity.

Imagine how Britain would be without the immensely diverse range of recipes we see in restaurants and take aways, even in our supermarkets today. There would be no pizza, no spring rolls, no onion bhajis, no omelettes! Many of the foods we see and eat today, we owe to multicultural Britain, and it is important to remember that.