Students and staff at St George’s Intl School dressed in red & white on Friday. Find out why
Students and staff at St George’s International School dressed in red and white and put on a show for external guests to belatedly celebrate England’s patron saint’s day.
The annual St George’s day performances were held for the first on the stage in the new auditorium, in the Zinnen building on Friday afternoon. There primary school pupils enchanted special guests with an excerpt from Oscar Wilde’s play “The Importance of Being Earnest” and performed Carol Ann Duffy’s cautionary tale, “The Hare and the Hedgehog”.
The primary school choir performed four songs, including Luxembourgish song “Pirat Lidd” (Pirate Song). The ceremony ended with a three dances: a torch dance and country dance by Year 6 pupils, and a spirit of Africa dance, by Years 4, 5 and 6.
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While St George’s International School follows the British education system school, today it welcomes students from 52 different nationalities, many of which have more than one nationality, school principal Christian Barkei explained. He said that the story of St George, a loyal Roman tribune who was martyred for his Christian beliefs, set an important example to young learners today.
“His example is of steadfastness and staying true to your beliefs and being unafraid to articulate them,” the principal said, adding: “We have 52 different nationalities. Yet we are able to inculcate these values of alliance and friendship and responsibility and civicmindedness to all of our students regardless of their backgrounds.”
Guests were later served afternoon tea to musical accompaniment from secondary school students.