Our story. Diversity in our school

In the land of the children, amongst the Romanians, there’s a great diversity, such as: Ukrainians, Hungarians, Chinese, Koreans, Turkish, Germans, Indians, Slovakians, British, Americans and Brazillians. All of these varying nationalities celebrate their own international day. They all celebrate it in different ways and days but they all have one thing in common, the meaning of the day for each of them and for each of us.

What makes us different?

To begin with an interesting fact about us Romanians, we are the proud inventors of: The jet engine (Henri Coanda) and the fountain pen (Petrache Poenaru). Although he didn’t invent it, Nicolae Paulescu contributed to the invention of insulin. We are known all around the world because of our mesmerising landscapes, our traditions, our epic history, delightful cuisine, athletes and important people scattered all across every ramification of history.

To honour the Great Unification, here, in our school, we celebrated Romania’s National Day on the 1st of December. On this special day, we dressed in traditional costumes called “ie” and ’’camasa’’. All the students could get dressed with the colours of the Romanian flag, the colours of ISO, or each of us could wear our traditional clothes. Regardless of everyone’s ethnicity, every child, despite their nationality, joined for a traditional dance called “Hora”.

There is a saying which says that, even in a different soil, the tree grows the same roots, similarly, children here celebrate their own nation’s identity by wearing their national costumes. Despite this, they all celebrated Romania’s National Day alongside the Romanians.

We tried to find out our colleagues’ opinions about some things regarding what they like about Romania.
“What food do you like?” was one of the questions we asked, and the answers were: pork chop and polenta, plăcinta and ciorba de burta.

Our second question was “Do you have Romanian friends?” To this question,everyone said ’’yes’’.
Our third question was “Do you have a favourite place in Romania?” The answers were mostly Oradea, Bucharest, Iasi, Salina Turda and Vaslui.

Our last question was “Do you have similar traditions in your country?” The answers were mostly split into “some”, “yes, but different dates” and “no”.

To sum up everything that I have stated in the lines above, every ethnicity respected and celebrated its own traditions, while joining the Romanians to celebrate the 1st of December, Romania’s National Day.

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