Celebrating Diversity – Arteskta Cultural Programmes for Schools

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On Friday 5th May the Belfast Model School for Girls hosted over 600 primary school pupils from 25 local primary schools to ‘Celebrate Diversity’.  The event was supported by ArtsEkta, Northern Ireland’s leading ethnic arts organisation that aims to unite communities through creative excellence.

Thanks to the following primary schools for taking part:

Ballysillan Primary


Currie Primary


Carrs Glenn

Lowood Primary

Holy Cross Girls

Hazelwood Integrated


Holy Family Primary

St Mary’s Star of the Sea

Our Lady’s Primary

St Vincent de Paul

Sacred Heart Boys

Mercy Primary

St Patrick’s Primary

St Therese primary


Cedar Lodge

Park Lodge

Wheatfield Primary

Karina Aveca (Russia) – teaching young students about Russian languages, culture and arts.


Danni Gowdy (Ireland) – through medium of arts and cultures.


Nabeela Yaseen teaching Pakistani Culture and specially talking about Islam.


Rika Hall (Japan) teaching about the rich Japanese culture and doing origami art.


Kalyami Yadav and Milna Jaison (India) teaching Arts, Culture, traditional costumes and Bollywood dance


Halszka and Konrad (Poland) teaching Polish arts and culture and traditional folk dance steps and costumes

Iolanda (Portugal) teaching about traditional Portuguese Arts


Wilson Magwere (Zimbabwe) teaching African drumming and culture

Stella Tsang (Hong Kong) teaching the Chinese arts and cultural quiz – with traditional costumes

Confucius Institute at Ulster University

Ulster Scots


Stranmillis College

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