Celebrating cultural diversity at BIS Hanoi International Festival 2022

November 17, 2022 - 08:00
The British International School Hanoi recently hosted its International Festival 2022 at the school campus and attracted over 2,000 participants.

The annual festival is the school’s biggest event of the year, celebrating the school’s various nationalities and cultures. This year's event also commemorates BIS Hanoi's 10th anniversary, marking an important milestone for the school.

Mr. Richard Vaughan, Principal of British International School Hanoi, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to welcome such a large number of people of all ages from our school and the local community to join us for our International Festival and special 10th Anniversary celebration. Fabulous cultural performances in dance, drama and music were given, alongside various interactive activities for all ages, mixed with food and drink from around the globe. A great time had by all. Happy 10th Birthday BIS Hanoi!” 

Families and visitors to the festival had the opportunity to participate in lively cultural experience booths, taste delightful foods from different food stands, and watch performances imbued with cultural identities from various countries. All attendees were surrounded by a vibrant, colourful atmosphere.

This year, the festival's performance stage was packed with a variety of performances. More than 500 students from BIS Hanoi actively participated in setting up and giving performances on stage, each of which represented a different culture, such as a British folk dance, Samba drumming from Brazil, Bharatanatyam from India, etc.

BIS Hanoi Choir performing at International Festival 2022

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At the end of the programme, the school's senior leadership team, along with all of the guests, counted down and sang "Happy Birthday" together, to commemorate the school's 10th anniversary of opening.

BIS Hanoi Senior Leadership Team cutting the 10-year birthday cake

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Another impressive highlight of the festival that draws a significant crowd is the cuisine area. All visitors had the opportunity to try out some outstanding dishes from various nations, including Korea, the Czech Republic, Viet Nam, the United States, Mexico, Italy, etc. Families also had the chance to take part in a variety of entertaining activities that were arranged by the teachers and teaching assistants at the school.

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The BIS Hanoi community partners including Blue Dragon Children Foundation, KOTO, and Hope Box as well as students who are doing fundraising activities also presented at the festival to raise awareness of their work.

The British International School Hanoi (BIS Hanoi) is a leading international school in Hanoi, providing a British-style education for students aged between 2 and 18 years old. To learn more about BIS Hanoi, visit their website at www.bishanoi.com.