Diversity Day celebrations at WMC-The Camden College

Learners and staff at WMC-The Camden College today celebrated Diversity Day with a mix of music and dance, plus displays from a wide range of countries and cultures that showcased the diversity of our cohort. Learners also dressed up in their traditional costumes and took part in a parade in front of the crowd. A total of 18 countries took part.

Mayor of Camden, Councillor Richard Cotton, joined in with the celebrations at WMC and took time out to speak to learners and staff whilst also reminiscing about his time as a learner at WMC where he studied French. Diversity Day was his first official engagement as Mayor of Camden having been given the chain of office from Councillor Nadia Shah on Tuesday 17 May.

Cllr Cotton said “Diversity Day is a great way to celebrate the different cultures in Camden and I’m delighted to be part of this exciting event at WMC-The Camden College.

“I will be championing the theme of ‘One Camden’, a wonderful borough which celebrates diversity recognising the contribution of every person wherever they come from. For centuries people have come here from across the world and all have made Camden what it is today.

“Camden is stronger. We are many, we are one. One Camden united together.

“I am really pleased the college is taking a lead on diversity and pleased to be invited to officially open Diversity Day at WMC-The Camden College.”

Helen Hammond, Principal of WMC-The Camden College, said “Diversity Day is always a fantastic day at the College and it’s great to see our staff and learners so involved in celebrating their own heritage and also teaching others about their traditions. The dancing and music was lively and was enjoyed by everyone. The day provided an excellent opportunity to bring our College community together with the newly appointed Mayor of Camden, Councillor Richard Cotton’s view on ‘One Camden’ to deepen our understanding of the value of cultural diversity.”

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