Learning English in the UK is more than just about learning the language. It is also about making friends from all over the world and learning about cultures.
On Thursday – two of our Kuwaiti students, a brother and sister, Haneen and Abdullah, brought a taste of Kuwait to ELC.
They wanted to share with everyone a bit of Kuwaiti culture by inviting us to celebrate Kuwait’s National Day with them and our other Kuwaiti students. Fragrances of cardamom and saffron filled the air as students and staff were given Arabic tea and coffee, Kuwaiti style, to try alongside traditional sweets not dissimilar to Turkish delight known as ‘chabdat alfaras’, Halva and cakes.
Kuwait National day, on February 25th, symbolises the historic struggle for independence and the glorious past of the country. Big celebrations take place nationwide with hotels and public places becoming grandly decorated with lights, people often take to the streets waving the flag wearing traditional dress and spectacular firework displays fill the skies.
The party at school was certainly not done by halves – a tremendous effort was involved and the result was enjoyment for all!