International Gourmet Festival

Recently, the City Campus Friends of Harrow (FoH) group took the lead in organizing the International Gourmet Festival with families from all year groups participating. City Campus parents carefully prepared a variety of foods from across the globe and both parents and teachers took the opportunity to sample the incredible range of delicacies on offer.

From theme and content design, coordination and organization, menu preparation to elaborate site layout, every detail was taken care of with great attention to detail from our FoH team. It was a great opportunity for parents to talk with teaching staff about a variety of issues surrounding early childhood education and development in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Carol Xia-Chair of City Campus FoH:

‘The International Gourmet Festival has always been one of Harrow Beijing’s classic home-school events. Parents at City Campus use the day to show their appreciation to teachers and staff with a range of food and drinks. I would like to thank the teachers for their meticulous care and instruction of our children and I would also like to thank every staff member from security to administration for their dedicated care they show to all of the students when they are in school. This year’s International Gourmet Festival is particularly special. We had cuisines from Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang, both of which were packed full of ethnic characteristics, not least because some of the special ingredients were flown in just for this event.  In additional to the catering aspect of the event, we were able to showcase a fascinating range of ethnic clothing and gave multimedia presentations about food and ethnic cultures, all of which helped to build understanding and appreciation of our wonderful community. Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the event and I would like to thank all the Friends of Harrow representatives and parents who participated in this event!’

The event culminated in a wonderful dance performance by several parents. The children were so happy and excited to see their parents come to school and participate in school life! After the event, parents and teachers said it was an unforgettable experience. They not only enjoyed the food, but the experience also helped to further strengthen community bonds between all involved.

The cooperation between home and school is an integral part of a child’s development. At Harrow Beijing, this well-established home-school community culture has a hugely positive impact on children’s learning and educational experience. Harrow Beijing provides a wealth of activities to encourage parents to participate in their child’s school life and witness their growth, and we look forward to many more similar events in future.

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