Sanderson flags its diversity


Flags representing 85 nations are now a prominent and permanent fixture at Sanderson Middle School.

The display — reflecting the multiculturalism of 400 students — includes the flag of Afghanistan, Cambodia, Denmark, Egypt, Guyana, Iceland, Mexico, North Korea, and the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.

Tom McCall, teacher and project leader, said the reaction to the exhibit by parents and students has been “very positive”.

“The flags recognise the valued heritage of our students, and they are drawing members of our school society closer together,” he said.

“With students from 24 nations, including Australia, the school is a cosmopolitan society enriched by the knowledge of various customs and traditions.

“In our multinational community, students are sharing an expanded world view.”

Flags representing 85 nations, Sanderson Middle School.

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