King’s Lynn school hosts International Fiesta

International Fiesta at Whitefriars School KL.Pictured   Children  with some of their art work and parents ANL-161206-162335009

International Fiesta at Whitefriars School KL.Pictured Children with some of their art work and parents ANL-161206-162335009

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A Lynn school welcomed Eastern European guests for a day of music, dancing and food at an International Fiesta at the weekend

The event, which was organised by King’s Lynn Area Resettlement Support (KLARS), took place at the Whitefriars Academy on Saturday.

International Fiesta at Whitefriars School KL.Pictured Harpist. Vanessa Wood-Davies. ANL-161206-162346009

International Fiesta at Whitefriars School KL.Pictured Harpist. Vanessa Wood-Davies. ANL-161206-162346009

The festivities began with a performance by the school’s choir.

And the day was hailed a huge success as it celebrated the diversity brought to the area by people from around the world.

Class teacher Alex Raspberry said: “We’re quite a multicultural school with lots of children speaking different languages, so it means a lot to us to be able to bring the whole community together like this. The children were so excited to perform their two songs.”

Residents from the Polish, Russian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Portuguese communities provided much of the food and entertainment for the day.

International Fiesta at Whitefriars School KL. Pictured Norfolk and Sufflolk Police Force Stand. ANL-161206-162357009

International Fiesta at Whitefriars School KL. Pictured Norfolk and Sufflolk Police Force Stand. ANL-161206-162357009

Dancers from Portugal, Brazil and Ecuador added a Latin carnival atmosphere, before performances by a singer from Moldova and harpist Vanessa Wood-Davies.

Norfolk Police also held a stand focusing on diversity in the area.