3:25pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013
YOUNGSTERS enjoyed a feast of exotic food and music as they celebrated a national day with a difference.
Pupils at Alanbrooke primary school, near Thirsk, dedicated an afternoon to celebrate Fiji Day.
The children sang and danced, learnt the Fijian alphabet, printed T-shirts and looked at Fijian artefacts.
Head teacher Keeley Ungerechts said: “About a third of our school is Fijian and their parents sang for us as well as helping us with cooking and baking some delicious food, some of which had been prepared in underground ovens.
“Some of the staff were presented with garlands and the children performed their own songs and dances. It was a lovely way to celebrate their island.”
The children also performed dances which they showed off when the Fijian national rugby league team – who have been visiting the area - also dropped into school for a visit.
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