Dagenham school’s international festival raises £1.5k

Iqbal Singh from the Turban Academy with Malachai, nine

Iqbal Singh from the Turban Academy with Malachai, nine - Credit: Archant

A turban tying workshop was the highlight of a school’s international summer festival.

Iqbal Singh from the Turban Academy with Malachai, nine

Iqbal Singh from the Turban Academy with Malachai, nine - Credit: Archant

Iqbal Singh from Chardi Kala Turban Academy taught visitors during hands-on sessions at Henry Green Primary School in Dagenham on Saturday.

The around the world themed event also included culinary delights from a wide variety of countries and henna art.

More than 500 people braved the weather to enjoy face painting, a bouncy castle, performances by Katie Guyton Dance Academy and a range of stalls.

The event raised about £1,500 towards the Green Lane school’s playground equipment fund.


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Social inclusion officer Jacqui Thomson said: “We are a diverse community with different races, backgrounds and religions and we wanted to bring everyone together and enjoy time together and celebrate what we have as a school.

“The rain held off and we had a great turn out so it was a fantastic day.”

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Jacqui thanked parents, children and staff for their support and hard work.

The international festival was the first that the school has run for many years – and next year the organisers hope to make it even bigger and better.

Pick up a copy of Wednesday’s Post to see more pictures.

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