Worldwide Music and Culture Event
Learners and staff at WMC-The Camden College today celebrated Worldwide Music and Culture Day on Thursday 17 May with a mix of music and dance, plus displays from a wide range of countries and cultures that showcased the diversity of our staff and learners at the college. Learners dressed up in their traditional costumes and showcased their heritage for all to understand.
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.
Cllr Cotton said “Events like this are 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, just like I did last year.
“I champion 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 this event 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 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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