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together with School Open Day

21st May 2011

This year our annual party was organised around the theme of the LATIN COUNTRIES, well known for their fancy music, dance, Mediterranean flavour, colours and festive atmosphere!

Together with the school Open Day, primary school families first enjoyed their children’s dance performance and afterwards, the traditional ‘old time’ games under a beautiful sunny sky.

In the secondary school, many successful activities  were organised by the teachers and students : a grand opening with hat fashion show, followed by an art exhibition & ceramic market, European Science Symposium, sciences exhibitions & experiments, drama & music presentations, sports shows, etc.

The Parents Association opened the afternoon in its marquee with a bar and an American and Indian food stall where we all rushed for cupcakes and delicious fresh Indian fingerfood. Thank you so much Suzy, Ayesha and Rajwinder for yourcontribution.

Outside, our youngest children had a lot of fun on bouncy castles, while parents could get to know each other with a drink and piece of home-made cake donated by generous parents, many thanks to them again.

José delighted us in the marquee, he played great music !

The ‘pétanque aficionados’ were determined not to miss the tournament organised by our French expert, Luc Escoute. Competition was at its maximum… ‘Anisette’ and tapas helped certainly our players to keep on playing in good spirits!

At 7pm, it was time for our interactive Latino dinner. What a surprise for our guests: two beautiful Brazilian dancers welcomed everyone with an aperitif, while Rocky from the ‘Rocky Show band’ played catchy South American music which immediately drew young and old to the dance floor.

Thanks to  the help of Rocky, we also learned  to dance ‘Merengue’, not easy for beginners.

The Rocky Show finished with a stunning drum band performance - we could easily have been at the Rio Carnaval!

Meanwhile, a cocktail bar was open and offering delicious, tropical cocktails which were received with much enthusiasm.  Enormous thanks to the team of workers from the school, especially to Pascal without whom there would have been no bar !

Our Chef, Jan Ferleu, prepared great food for us : tapas, paella, Mexican fajitas, an exotic Carribean dessert. Thank you Jan and your team – it was really delicious.

The evening continued in full swing on the dance floor with DJ Bicky Boy. We danced, despite fatigue, until finally - unfortunately - the party had to come to an end… but see you next year for a new one!

And thank you again to all board members and volunteers who helped us ; to all parents, teachers and students who came to support the event.