International Community Celebration

By admin Amesbury School | Posted: Friday November 6, 2015

2 weeks to go ... put it in the diary! Friday 20th November...

We really want to have a fun cultural community evening with as many different parts of the world represented, celebrated and enjoyed by you, your children, family and friends.  

We're still looking for, and would love to include aspects of these, or any other cultures....

Australian, Middle Eastern, Dutch, Sri Lankan, Korean, Pacific Island, European, Greek, Filipino, British, Japanese, Irish, American, Kiwi...

Please let us know - are you, or someone you know ...?  

  • able to loan us a culture-based resource? 
  • happy to make something but not interested in having a stall to sell it?
  • not keen to make anything but available to be on a stall or help supervise an activity?
  • interesting in cooking a batch or 2 of 'authentic' food e.g. curry or open to suggestions! (we can provide some ingredients)
  • free between 3-5pm to help setup or at 7.30pm to tidy up?  
  • interested in wearing your ethnic or traditional cultural clothing to the event?
  • a savvy sausage sizzle cook or server that can help at our Amesbury Kiwi BBQ?
  •  a pet lamb owner that would make them available for kids to pet/feed? 
  • handy with a small brush and paint - or your teenager?
  • interested in helping with the Scholastic Book stall?

AND .... It's a bit of a 'NZism' so we're thinking of having a 'Bring a Plate' table where we'll sell tasters of food from around the world for a gold coin donation.

You may ask, what do you mean - bring a plate?  Well, we don’t mean ‘We don’t have enough plates for everyone to use, so bring one of your own’, we mean ‘Bring a portion of food for us to share …’   So if you have any favourite delicious culinary delights or refreshments that are specific to your culture, and can be easily served/sold in 'sample sizes' please bring them along.  All we'll need is for you to let us know ahead of time if your dish requires heating or chilling and a note that tells us and the purchaser;

  • The name of the food
  • Country of origin
  • If it has any traditional/customary significance
  • Main ingredients (particularly if it has nuts, egg, dairy)
  • Optional - Your name and number/email (in case someone wants the recipe!)

Please contact Rachel if you have any questions or can help with any of these things - thanks!

Living Globally:  we change as we are exposed to new things - we adjust our world view - to be a successful global citizen you need to be open minded...