FAMILIES enjoyed a taste of south Asia during a special fundraising event last week.

The Earley St Peter’s School Association organised the cultural showcase in Sol Joel Park with the help of South Asian community groups.

Hanna Hussain organised the event which helped explore Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Afghan culture.

She said: “I wanted to celebrate and bring together all the Earley St. Peter’s families to enjoy the best of Asian culture at this event while raising funds for the school. It’s also a wonderful way of saying goodbye to our Year 6 pupils and wishing them the best for the future.

“It was a very successful and action-packed event and I’ve already received lots of positive feedback.

“It was great to see everyone having fun and coming together to enjoy the different South Asian food, music, sports and dances.”

The day got under way with a parade of school children from the school to the park, accompanied by the sound of Dhol drums.

At the park children could enjoy a host of activities including learning traditional dances and games and trying on traditional clothing.

They were given the chance to get hands on with a Pakistani pottery class as well as enjoy temporary henna patterns and create Nepalese prayer flags.

The day ended with a Bollywood flashmob organised by Aradhana Singh from My Dance Land.

Last year the Early St. Peter’s School Association raised £5,000 to buy a new sound system for the school’s outside events.