Nations Day 2022

The first half of Michaelmas term has gone out with a bang on Nations Day 2022. This day is a celebration of heritage, culture and food from across the globe, representing the large number of nationalities here at Marlborough College Malaysia. 


School began in a haze of colour, excitement and song as pupils and beaks alike donned traditional dress or the colours of their nation. Kimonos, hanfu and lederhosen were all part of the parade which marched from Prep to Court. Over 40 nations were represented by a flag, each with their own pupils supporting. 


Congregating at Court, pupils gathered around their flags to hear the Master’s speech. He spoke of a truly globalised MCM, ever expanding and always inclusive of nationalities from almost every continent in the world. Senior Prefects, Wafie and Oliver, talked about their experiences since joining MCM and of finding friends from across the globe. 


The parade then made its way to the Wykeham Hall for a wonderful display of talent from pupils. Tae Kwondo, K Pop and traditional instruments and songs all formed a part of the Nations Day performances. Ending with a brilliant show of Japanese dance, martial arts and the odd summersault, the performances were certainly an exceptional part of the day. 


After such a busy morning, pupils retired to their classes, taking turns to attend the international food fair set up by parents in the Prep sports hall. This spectacular event saw traditional foods, activities and information for pupils. All pupils were given a ‘passport’ allowing them to visit 6 countries and sample their food. 


Throughout the afternoon, various international activities were hosted in year groups, concluding with a quiz just before an early home time. This was the first Nations Day since the pandemic. All pupils, parents and beaks went all-out in their commitment to this celebration, therefore a huge thank you must be given to all those involved with this wonderful day.



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