STUDENTS at Newsome High celebrated the school’s diverse cultures with a feast of Caribbean and Asian food.
Pupils, staff and a governor tucked into a tasty menu of barbecue chicken, brown stew, soulfish, channa (chick peas), takkia (Asian kebabs), banana fritters, exotic fruits and fruit punch.
Organised by teacher Theresa Fleary, the gastronomic event coincided with Black History Month and Milad un Nabi, the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. As well as enjoying a delicious lunch, the diners helped to raise money for the Save the Children Fund’s terminally ill children appeal.
“We celebrate our culture at Newsome, as we have a very mixed culture, ” said Theresa. “We wanted to bring everybody together at the end of this half term and we tried to cater for everyone’s taste
“The meal was very well attended with a positive reaction. One student even asked if we could have this food every day!”