International Weekend at
The British School of Lomé

International Weekend

International Weekend is one of the biggest events in our school year. The event celebrates internationalism, our cultural diversity and inter-cultural cooperation.

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The event usually happens in November and starts with an International Assembly on the Friday morning which is led by the Primary School. Each class represents a different nation that they have chosen to study through dance, song and poetry. The assembly also includes the colourful Parade of Nations where students carry flags from the 40+ different nationalities represented at our school. The assembly also includes a guest speaker. This year Ms Lauren Erickson-Mamane the country director of the Peace Corps gave a motivating speech about the importance of service in the community.

In the evening the students present the 'Soundtracks' International Night. This is an evening of fun packed entertainment from around the world including contemporary and traditional dance, drama, singing and high fashion!

On Saturday morning the students turn our school ground into a huge summer fete. Each secondary tutor group and primary class create colourful games and food stalls linked to specific countries. The fete raises money for our service in the community project Tracks. To add to the fun we are also usually joined by Amegan, a local charity that works with street children. They thrill us with stilt walkers, drumming and traditional masked dancers! The fete ends with our traditional international banquet with food from all over the world!

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