Encinal School celebrates British Isles


Bagpipers, cloggers and morris dancers entertained students at Encinal Elementary School on Nov. 17 during the Atherton school's seventh annual Cultural Arts Day.

Students started the all-day program with a video focusing on the sports and music of the British Isles, followed by a history lesson. Entertainment was provided by the Stuart Highland Marching Band, Clogging Express and Mad Molly dancers. There was a maypole dancing demonstration and performances by resident artists from the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

Families contributed artifacts, games, flags and Scottish kilts to a British museum the children visited during the day. Teachers, staff and more than 100 volunteers were treated to a traditional English tea, which included coronation chicken and cucumbers sandwhiches.

Cultural Arts Day chairmen were Lynne Craig, Indu Sharma, Ami Bhow and Diane McGrath.

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