International Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the diversity of cultures represented by the students and staff at The British School Manila. It is also a time to learn more about our host culture.
During this week, students and staff take part in a variety of activities. We offer many different workshops throughout the Primary and Secondary schools such as African drumming, tinikling (Filipino traditional dance), maypole dancing, recycling crafts, traditional crafting and painting styles to name but a few.
The children can also ride in a kalesa, trike, jeepney and British taxi, shop for a range of native handicrafts and recycled crafts all in the aid of charity, watch traditional dance and sport demonstrations from our local and global community, dress up in their chosen national costume, take part in an "Amazing Race" trying different cultural experiences around the school campus, listen to stories told in different languages, eat a variety of foods at an international lunch, play traditional instruments from different countries, and enjoy many more opportunities that are offered in each year group.
In the Senior School, speakers from the local community are invited to discuss historical, political and cultural issues from around the world. The Senior School also takes this opportunity to visit the Manila Japanese School and other local schools to learn more about their cultures and to share their own cultures with these students.
The week culminates in a whole school assembly where each continent is represented by staff and students through song, dance or drama.
The week brings the school and local communities together and offers an insight into other cultures while allowing children to feel proud of their own heritage and culture. International week is a great time to be a British School Manila student.