|Year 9 pupils with samples of products made during the day. US2309-St Pats One World 1||Colm McKeown, Josh Dennison and Nathan Lavery in traditional Indian costume. US2309-St Pats One World 4|
ST Patrick's High School recently enjoyed a welcome visit from members of ArtsEkta, Northern Ireland's leading Arts organisation to celebrate One World Day.
ArtsEkta proudly promotes all cultures and is devoted to addressing the needs of Artists among Ethnic minorities.
The Outreach programme consisted of cultural attributes such as dance, drama, music and visual arts. A wide range of cultural backgrounds was incorporated such as African, Indian, Chinese, Colombian, Danish and Polish.
Various stalls were set up in the Assembly Hall which Year 9 pupils visited on a rotational basis. All stalls were based around a creative activity to facilitate learning about the indigenous communities through the medium of art or music.
The Year 9 pupils enjoyed the day immensely as all tasks had a strong participatory element, and they learned how to make bracelets, play new and unfamiliar instruments, dress up in traditional costume and write their names in different languages.
It is hoped that a similar event will be hosted by St Patrick's next year due to the success of this year's.