Local students embrace multiculturalism through performance

7 August 2018

In early August, The Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland (UQ CI) was welcomed to St Peters Lutheran College’s Multicultural Gala evening, an initiative focused on the understanding of different cultures, backgrounds and traditions.

St Peters Lutheran College, located in Indooroopilly, Brisbane, educates a highly multicultural student body with varying languages, beliefs and customs stemming from a host of countries. With a strong commitment to fostering appreciation and respect of different cultures, St Peters arranges a number of multicultural activities as part of an annual Multicultural Week. The Multicultural Gala is one of the week’s highlights, showcasing cultural performances from both students and guest performers.

UQ CI was pleased to support performances in this year’s Gala, including Kongfu, Guzheng (instrument) and lion dancing. The performances were well received, adding to a special and successful evening. UQ CI was acknowledged by the school’s Multicultural Coordinator, for support provided to the Gala.

Encouraging multi-cultural learning from a young age has been a focus of many schools in Queensland. UQ CI, since its establishment has increasingly supported schools in their cultural events, allowing students to engage with key aspects of Chinese culture.