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One School, 25 Nationalities

Iceland is host to people from all over the world, and in few places is that more evident than the primary school Grundaskóli, in Akranes, West Iceland.

Multicultural days

This school is comprised of 700 students and 160 employees. Vísir reports that the school celebrates that diverse nature of its student body, having recently held a Multicultural Festival over the course of April 16th through 18th.

“Among the activities, we were emphasizing the culture and peculiarities of each nation, but not least of all where we have something in common, we think that is important, too,” school department head Valgerður Jóna Oddsdóttir told reporters.

All around the world

Students were free to represent their countries in the manner of their choosing, whether it included dance, their home country’s flag, some words in their language or something similar.

By all accounts, the festivities were a success.

“It all went very well,” Valgerður Jóna said. “Everyone was very pleased, and it was especially fun to see older and younger students working together. You often see the stars in the eyes of the younger kids because they look up to the older ones, so it was really great.”

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