International Day 2022

Joanna Cull

After a two year gap, ISZL's International Day came back in style. Perfect weather, beautiful food, and a specially-composed ISZL song - We Are One

International Day

“We’re back!” said a parent to our Director, as International Day kicked off for the first time since 2019. And so it proved. 

The weather was perfect, the food delicious, and the company and camaraderie was everything we celebrate at ISZL. 

More than two thousand entry wristbands were sold, allowing children unlimited access to the fabulous (and enormous) bouncy castle area. 

UK stall

Meanwhile the Parents’ Association did its usual fantastic work - with community (country) representatives organising stalls from around the world. Parents who volunteered on the stalls said how wonderful it was to make new connections and catch up with people they had not seen in two years. 

All the ingredients were there for a perfect day - the much anticipated national dishes - from bacon rolls and Pimms on the British stall, to curry from India and Falafel from Israel. The German-speaking stall provided Kaffee and Kuchen, France had crêpes, and Australia found a new generation of international children discovering the delights of fairy bread.

There were also stalls from ISZL staff and students, including the sustainability stall, diversity, equity and inclusion, and more information about the soon-to-be-launched ISZL Multilingual Academy. 

Our community groups also provided us with country baskets full of national delicacies which, along with other prizes, were auctioned for the Fund for Excellence, ISZL’s educational giving programme.

A highlight of the day was the first public performance of We Are One - a new ISZL song written by our Music Teacher, Kirsty Kelly. The Primary School choir, Zug Voices, was joined by group orchestral groups from Primary and Middle School, and parents joined in the chorus. After so much time apart, singing We Are One was very moving. 

A member of our parent community, Christian Bagge, produced this beautiful video of the day - get a flavour of this special event below:

Click here for a video of International Day


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