International Evening, an annual event on the St George’s school calendar, takes place at the La Storta campus this Friday 7 June. With so many activities happening throughout the evening, here are five things not to be missed:
1. The Parade of Nations
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, an astonishing 84 different nationalities are represented across the St George’s student body.
To kick off the evening, pupils from the Junior Schools will take part in the traditional Parade of Nations, grouped by nationality and proudly waving the flags of the countries they represent.
2. The Food
Always an absolute highlight, the Oasis and playing courts areas transform into kitchens of the world. Weather you wish to sample live cooking in the Africa zone, taste the cuisine of Serbia, opt for Indian Kulfi or enjoy the delights of Italian food, there is something for everyone. And this year, representatives from the Oceania countries will be leading the beverages and refreshments stand.
3. The Costumes
Whether it is traditional dress, or simply the colours of your country, clothing and costume is one of the most anticipated features of International Evening.
The large contingent of pupils and from the United States may not have a national dress in the mould of their Bulgarian or Kuwaiti counterparts, but in recent years they have set a theme of their own, by coordinating their outfits. In 2018 it was superheroes. What will they wear this year?
4. The Performances
There will be no shortage of entertainment on stage throughout the evening, with over 30 different performances to look forward to. Among them, a karate demonstration by Japan, traditional dancing by Russia, Hallelujah in Hebrew and Arabic by Israel and Palestine, and gymnastics rutting by Kyrgyzstan.
In addition, Colombia and Venezuela will be teaming up for some salsa dancing!
5. The Raffle
And last but not least, the raffle. With all proceeds going to support the Zambian Orphans Appeal (ZOA), the raffle is a great way to give back to the school’s charity, whilst also providing the chance to win some incredible prizes. Sponsors this year have been exceptionally generous with their donations. Just a few of the items that some lucky winners will go home with this year include a weekend for two in Florence (with thanks to i2travel), a signed Lazio football shirt (with thanks to Lazio FC), and a sailing course at Trevignano Romano (with thanks to Centro Velico 3V).
Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance at the school reception desks, as well as in person on the night.
International Evening is open to all members of the school community, including pupils, parents, staff and alumni. Guests from outside of the community are also welcome to attend and are asked to make a donation to the Zambian Orphans Appeal upon entry.