5th Year Celebration – International Market
On Thursday 12 October the whole school community – students, parents and staff – celebrated the 5th year anniversary of the International School Utrecht.
By Ingrid Schmoutziguer, communications advisor, photos by school parents Andrea Janes and Lila Rodrigues
After the flag parade and official ceremony we held the first ever ISUtrecht International Market Day with around twenty stalls with food from different cultures. These food stalls were manned by parents who made culture groups and cooked up some delicious food from their home countries. Students could sell much loved toys and books, play their instrument or come up with a game to make some money. Like on a traditional Dutch King’s Day, the children had to bring a “kleedje” (blanket) from which to sell their goods.
Participants were asked to donate part of their profits for De Tussenvoorziening in Utrecht. Thanks to very generous donations from students, staff and parents the school managed to raise over 1100 euros for De Tussenvoorziening, a local charity organisation working with vulnerable people in Utrecht who mostly are or have been homeless. Some of our teachers volunteer here during the week.