Celebrate The Diversity Of Your School With Cultural Style Week
Cultural Style Week is a new global movement to encourage and empower people of all backgrounds to celebrate their unique cultural heritage through fashion, hair and beauty!
People from all over the world are encouraged to participate and take part wherever they are by proudly wearing their cultural styles across the week of 21-27 May, sharing their pictures online with the tag #culturalstyleweek.
We are calling on all schools, students, teachers, educational establishments and student unions to take part in Cultural Style Week 2023 and celebrate the diversity of their staff, students and local communities in a new way.
Through sharing and celebrating what makes us all unique, we hope to encourage fresh dialogue around cultural acceptance and create opportunities for us all to better understand and celebrate each other and we need your help to drive participation.
Why schools should get involved
Are you a principal, student or teacher? Do you want to promote greater understanding between cultures at your school?
By celebrating diversity, schools can enrich the learning process by including different narratives and perspectives. Young people are particularly sensitive about expressing their identity and by creating an atmosphere of pride and positivity around traditional dress, schools can help foster a more tolerant and supportive learning environment.
Cultural Style Week is an opportunity to celebrate the richness of the cultural diversity of students and staff by allowing them to share and wear the beauty of their cultural heritage.
The practical nature of such participation is visually engaging, educational and inspirational.
It also provides opportunities for fresh dialogue about cultural acceptance and how many cultures across the world are connected through the origin of their cultural fashion.
How can schools take part?
You can create your own version of Cultural Style Week and bring cultural style into the classroom for one day or across the whole week. Some suggested ideas are below:
A cultural non-uniform day where students and staff are encouraged to wear their traditional clothing with pride. For 2023, we have selected five amazing charities that participants can donate to whilst taking part.
Special assemblies/presentations about cultural fashion
Student/staff fashion shows
And so much more
Please get in touch if you would like to explore more ways to get involved.
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