On Friday 28th October ISCAT celebrated its Fifth Annual Autumn Festival, known locally as the Castanyada. Each class performed poems, songs and dances in English and in Catalan, and did a wonderful presentation, despite the truly Autumn wet weather, which came to keep us company!
Year 5/6’s dance routine, choreographed by themselves, impressed everyone, and our parent delegates cheered us all up in the rain with their delicious hot chocolate and pastries.
As an international school, our children are made aware that Autumn is celebrated in different ways throughout Europe, and that while all our festivals may have different names, and different features, they all have a common thread. Celebrating and honouring our differences, as well as our similarities, makes us tolerant citizens!