Diversity Day celebrated by all

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By Mick Jensen

Mount Hutt College’s first Diversity Day event has been celebrated by the school community.

A number of students and staff members wore a variety of national dress items to promote heritage and diversity on Friday.

The mufti day celebration including an exhibition set up by a group of visiting students from Thailand, displays focused on India and Kenya and others on New Zealand sign language, Qtopia and Epilepsy New Zealand.

Hands on activities includes Japanese origami and sushi making, as well as Maori flax weaving and kowhaiwhai cut outs.

The international food menu included sweet treats from Finland, Germany, Sweden, England and the Netherlands.

There was also candied kumara, sticky rice and other offerings with South American, Filipino and Pasifika influences.