The Best of Britain - GEW Event

On Thursday 21st November 12-2pm DACA students celebrated cultural diversity over their lunchtime. The young people from year 7 to 13 showcased the 5 world religions, languages, foods from around the world, cultural music and fashion.

DACA students ate foods such as Chinese, Italian, Mexican, American, Spanish and Indian for their school lunch whilst listening and watching student performances.

Students then had the opportunity to visit different religious zones, took part in interactive workshops on world of fashion, badge making, design a festive pizza and the history of Darwen.

Local restaurant owner Steve Woods came along to talk about the very cultural British dish fish & chips and a member of DACA staff Louise Fowles served gluten free sausages for students to taste and gain ideas for her new business venture.

Staff and students wore badges showcasing their cultural heritage and attended school in cultural dress.
Between 2pm – 3pm the local community where invited in to also take part in this event including local primary school St Barnabas.

The event was funded by Blackburn with Darwen council and Lancashire Constabulary as part of the ‘Prevent agenda’ - Don’t be afraid to ask.

Lucy Baker from year 7 said “I have learnt about all the world religions, cultural clothing and foods.  I have also met with other students who can speak Urdu and Chinese”.

Jude Evetts Community Liaison Manager at Darwen Academy said “thanks to everyone that took part in making this event happen, from the planning stages to the actual event itself”. The day was a real success with over 1,200 people taking part.