Lunch a tasty show of diversity
Kearnan College’s 400 students came together on Friday to celebrate Harmony Day in a delicious way.
For the second year in a row, the school held a multicultural long table lunch.
Held to coincide with the end of the college’s NAIDOC Week celebrations, the lunch involved students bringing food from their cultural backgrounds.
Principal Jason Meynell said the event embraced and celebrated people’s differences.
“I love the fact that our younger students are sitting with our older students,” he said.
While students sat with children of other ages, they sat in their four houses.
“Each house was responsible for bringing in food,” Mr Meynell said.
Year 9 student Ella Mitchell brought in machboos, a traditional Croatian dish.
“It’s normally served with meat, but my family is vegetarian,” Ella said.
“It’s a very common dish in villages across Croatia, and while it’s usually a spicy dish, we toned it down.”
Year 7 Pedro Siriban brought in spring rolls popular in the Philippines.
“I like to let everyone know how good the food is and spread the culture,” he said.
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