Countries from around the globe were showcased at Cayman International School’s International Night held last month at the Arts and Recreation Center.

According to a press release, the annual event, held this year on Wednesday, Feb. 15, is one of the highlights of the CIS school year as it provides school families with the opportunity to showcase the countries they represent. The school has a representation of 32 countries among its faculty and student body.

Though the night’s exhibition was the main feature, the festivities began earlier in the day. Students and faculty came to school dressed to represent their countries, and the Elementary school put on an International Assembly as each grade level presented dances and songs from countries all over the world.

This year’s International Night was organized mostly by the students with the help of the International Night Committee. With the theme of “The Five Senses,” each represented country aimed to give the crowd a true experience of its culture. One of the main attractions was the variety of food samples. Each booth staffed by students, teachers and parents, provided samples of its own local cuisines.

Members of the CIS steel pan band provided entertainment for the crowd browsing the various countries and regions. Along with the décor and displays at the booths, there was an African Safari, a Leprechaun and Lady Liberty photo booth, a Greek diner and a green screen that placed people anywhere in the world they wanted to go.

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“It was certainly a successful International Night event, with lots of smiling faces having fun,” said CIS Director Jeremy Moore.

“As always, we will approach the event with a Kaizen mindset and continually make improvements, but I know everyone greatly enjoyed this year’s International Night experience.”

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