On Friday 4th April, 2014 Island School held its annual Spring Cultural Fair. The evening was dedicated to celebrating our rich and diverse culture and, after months of planning, was a tremendous success to say the least!
The night was filled with amazing entertainment, representing cultures from all around the world, including Bollywood dancing, French and Spanish skits from the Year 8’s, Taiko drumming, a Fan Dance performed by students from Beacon Hill School and a Ballet and Hip Hop dance off. To avoid the disappointment of many, some old favourites also performed. Janice Chui and Karina Chan performed their jump rope and, of course, Nicky Chan gave his final rap performance as an Island School student. There were also special performances from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (or perhaps the next best things). People were encouraged to have a go at Chinese calligraphy, try on traditional Chinese costumes and enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. All this accompanied by an art exhibition displaying the work of many students. In the sports hall there was the display of Sports Culture. An intense basketball display was on show, displaying the amazing ability, determination and sportsmanship the school has to offer.
We also hosted the famous Food Hall, featuring an amazing array of food from all over the world, with dishes from India, Italy, Spain, Korea, Japan, China, The Philippines and Germany. It was as popular as ever, filled to the brim with people enjoying delicious cuisines throughout the evening. One of the many highlights was when the Food Hall was taken by surprise during the intermission by WANBO’s dancing trees performing a Flash Mob, together with other Fair Committee members, to Village People’s YMCA!
47% of the money raised from this tremendous night goes to the Nicola Myers and Kenneth McBride Trust; an organisation set up to help local students whom otherwise would not have the financial means to continue their sixth form education. The rest of the money goes back to the school to buy much needed equipment and supplies.
The raffle was another highlight of the evening where amazing prizes with a total value of over HKD 100,000 were given away to lucky winners. Raffle Prizes 2014-3
Many thanks must go to the PTA and the entire Fair Committee, all of whom have dedicated countless hours to make the fair the success it was. A special thank you must go to Mrs Sommerville, whose support, organisation and patience made the process a lot easier!
By Issy Brown and Emily Tuck