British International School in Zagreb hosted their now traditional “International Day”, with the goal of raising money and other means, donated to the Emergency Operative Ward of the Surgery Clinic at the Sisters of Mercy Clinical Hospital in Zagreb.
The school announced it on their webpage, and Romina Peritz wrote about it for Jutarnji list. The event had an interesting format: the parents of the children who attend the school prepared the traditional delicacies from their countries of origin, which were then sold and all the funds were collected for the hospital. There were almost 20 countries represented at the food market organized at the school (the teachers’ strike didn’t affect the event!). The truly international nature of the school was shown: although all of the classes are held in English, the students (and their parents) have arrived to Zagreb from all over the world, from Russia, China, Italy, Middle East and others.
The British International School of Zagreb has started working in Zagreb in 2003, but their sister school, the elementary school Kreativan Razvoj (Creative Development) started in 1995. dr. Martin-Tino Časl, the founder and principal of the school explained that nobody gets asked where they’re from in the school (in the negative sense), and the fact that the students arrive from all over the world is a gift for students attending the Cambridge program. There are quite a few Chinese students in the school, and more and more from Russia have been enrolling recently.
Croatian parents also participated in the event, preparing Croatian delicacies, but not just those: some of the South-American parents provided the recipes and spices, so Croatian parents were able to create Peruan and Venezuelan delicacies as well!
The International Day was held in the school in Šestine neighbourhood of Zagreb for the third year running, this year visited by the British Ambassador to Croatia, Andrew Dalgleish. A famous Croatian cellist Ana Rucner and her brother Marijo Rucner performed at the event, and it was a wonderful day for everyone who attended.