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Posted On: 1 April 2015 04:31 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:15 pm

Doha College primary turns red, white and blue

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Doha College celebrated British Day on 31 March 2015 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s the UK Monarch’s birthday and the British Qatar Festival 2015.


Over 800 primary children and staff dressed in red, white and blue and celebrated with British themed educational activities, street parties and afternoon tea. Everyone took part enthusiastically bringing in a plate of British style food to share with their friends. The food feast included cucumber and jam sandwiches all without the crusts of course and afternoon tea which wasn’t complete without handmade scones, cream and strawberries. The range of educational activities the children took part in included flag making in art classes, mathematics to plot the co-ordinates for Britain and cookery to make scones for tea.

The school was decked out with bunting, British Flags and a red telephone box. The famous British car the Mini Couper bedecked in the British Flag took pride of place at the school.

Christine Walker, Vice Principal and Head of Primary explained “The children had such fun making and eating the food and learning all about Britain, its customs and cultures. As an international school with over 70 different nationalities its fun to learn about each other’s cultures and traditions”

The children certainly agreed, xxaged 6 said “It was such fun, I got to make scones where we mixed flour with butter and milk, it made my hands very sticky, but they tasted yummy.”

This Doha College’s event links in with the annual British Festival 2015 which is organised by the British Embassy in partnership with the British Council and in association with the UK government’s GREAT campaign, which aims to showcase the very best of what Britain has to offer.