cultural lessons: Chaguanas North Young Leaders Group with Jagdish Prasad Arya, director and first secretary, High Commission of India, and their teachers.

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Pupils put on diversity exhibition

 On March 12 the RBC Young Leaders Group of Chaguanas North Secondary School held a “Diversity Day” in the school’s auditorium.  

The day consisted of an exhibition and cultural display of various countries.  

Countries exhibited were Nigeria, South Africa, Japan, China, India, Venezuela, Panama, Argentina, Costa Rica, Brazil and Mexico. 

Staff and pupils also wore ethnic wear of the countries exhibited. 

Pupils displayed information researched and artifacts loaned to them by the various embassies.  

The school said it was also honoured to host Jagdish Prasad Arya, director and first secretary, High Commission of India, who was on hand to view the exhibition and relate to guests and pupils a brief history of his country and its culture.

The purpose of the day was to emphasise the RBC Young Leaders 2014 theme “Diversity—the 21st Century Imperative”.  

The school’s theme “YOLO, You only Live Once, One World, One Nation” focuses on sensitising the school’s population and the community about the history and culture of people from other nations who live and work in Trinidad and Tobago. 

It is hoped that from this exercise a greater appreciation and understanding of the people from these countries will be gained, the school said.

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