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Cultural Diversity Day 2022

Cultural Diversity Day

On Friday 18th November, St Dominic’s celebrated its annual Cultural Diversity Day, which is a very important day in our College calendar as we come together to celebrate the diverse community we have here at St Dominic’s.   It allows us to celebrate our common interests as well as our differences, to understand the perspectives of others, to broaden our own and provides an opportunity to educate ourselves further.

Throughout the course of the week and on Friday itself, students celebrated by participating in a range of activities.  Each subject celebrated Cultural Diversity across the curriculum by taking part in activities, extracurricular reading or homework, where this theme was highlighted. On Friday, Chinese Calligraphy workshops, Arabic Calligraphy and Henna tattoos were available for staff and students, and our Catering team prepared a wonderfully diverse lunch for all.  Morning Prayer was read in different languages and a special Mass was dedicated to Cultural Diversity.

What really makes the day so special is seeing staff and students attend College in their traditional dress as part of the celebrations. It was fantastic to see so many vibrant colours, patterns, flags as many diverse cultures were being represented and celebrated.

At lunchtime, a group of students performed a Bollywood and Street Dance routine in the Courtyard and the Final of our Table Tennis World Cup was played in the Siena Hall (please see the full report from our Sports Lead, Elena below).  We were lucky with the weather, which stayed dry and the atmosphere was electric!

As well as celebrating our community through Cultural Diversity Day, the College raised funds for two very important charities.

A fantastic day was had by all, and we look forward to reporting back on the amount of money raised.

Bryan Johnston | Assistant Principal


Please click on the icons below to read more about Scope and ActionAid


Scope is a disability equality charity.
They provide practical information and emotional support when it's most needed, and campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society.
This charity was selected by the Equality and Diversity
sub-committee as we mark
UK Disability Awareness month.


ActionAid believe that all children should have an equal chance to thrive.


Table Tennis World Cup

On Friday 18th November 2022, we held our inaugural Cultural Diversity Day Table Tennis World Cup in Siena Hall. 14 teams of 28 competitors battled it out to see who would take the title. The round of 14 was played during the morning break and Siena Hall was full of spectators as well as the competitors.

After some fierce battles, the competition was whittled down to the last eight teams to contest the quarter, semis and final at lunchtime. At 12:05pm the competition resumed with the quarter-finals, before the semi-final consisting of Bangladesh vs Germany and India vs Sri Lanka was played.  Both Germany and India proved too strong and powered through to the finals.  Germany dominated in the final, despite a good fight from Team India, winning 21-6.  Well done to Ronan Miranda and Joel Fernandes for the win and a special thank you to all the participants and referees who made the event happen.

Elena Synesi | Head of PE


All Competitors


Finalists                                                                                                  Winners


More photographs from Cultural Diversity Day can be found in our Gallery, by clicking here.