50 nationalities, 22 country stalls, 13 food stalls, 19 performances but the same unique aim: to celebrate the diverse international culture and spirit of the Regents International School, Pattaya. International Day rallied students, staff, parents and community partners under one motto: ‘We are one.’
The recent tragedies in the past year have shown us a rise of world support. All the hashtags (ie. #jesuischarlie, #prayforparis #prayfortheworld etc.) have trended online and rallied millions of people together. While these hashtags proved to be very popular, we needed to give all the tragedies the same recognition. Some countries had their plight unnoticed and the support they received was minimal.
The International Day Committee wanted to use this event to remind everyone that we are all equal. One life is not worth more than another. International Day then became the perfect time to celebrate our differences but also the time where we all came together as one people.
The International Café, manned by the PRG (Parents Representative Group) was the focal point for the hungry stomachs. They presented us with an array of mouth-watering exotic food. The performance committee were amazing in coordinating and were in full throttle on the World Stage. The Fashion show got its moment of glory wrapped up with the grand finale.
International Day would never be do-able without the amazing background work that some people put in it – thank you to the student committee, the teachers, the parents and all of Regents’ Facility Team! Nothing would have been possible without those key people.
Thank you to all of you who participated, enjoyed and made it the marvellous day it was.
There will be an update from the PRG regarding how much money was raised by them on International Day, 2016. All monies raised will be donated to the Round Square Special Projects Fund which supports Community projects such as Baan Maelid, Kidzpositive Badges and supporting the Gap Students from Tiger Kloof School in South Africa and Stahere School in Kenya.
Article by Aina Rakotonirina, Round Square Coordinator