Our diversity day was created by Anglo Educational Services’ CEO, Steve Lowy, to offer students on study abroad in London an immersive experience of different cultures in and around one of the world’s most diverse cities. By visiting different areas with an eclectic history, students get to hear and experience the multi-cultural nature of London. Engaging with socially focused organisations, meeting a young diverse set of entrepreneurs, and observing the great work done by schools on the subject of diversity, gives students a day to experience the “real” London.
Meet at Beigel Bake on Brick Lane for breakfast. These bagels are the best in town, with the shop being known for their salt beef bagels! The area where the shop resides is rich in history and diversity, and the gentrification is prevalent. Here the area will be explored with a talk given on its history and current status.
Students will then board the train at Liverpool Street to visit a primary school in Forest Gate. A teacher from the school will present a talk and workshop on how the school promotes diversity within their curriculum.
Students will visit a Nigerian restaurant, for lunch. Nigerian food, like many cuisines in West Africa, is known for being spicy and aromatic. Jollof rice is perhaps the most famous Nigerian dish but the cuisine has so much more to offer, especially with its abundance of richly flavoured soups and stews. Here students will have some down time to discuss what they have learnt so far, whilst sharing a cuisine that may be new to many.
Students will visit the Ilford food bank at the Welcome Centre. The centre is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Their aim is to enhance education, overcome social isolation and improve the health and well being of all those who need support, particularly the homeless & socially isolated, children & families and the elderly.
Following on from the food bank, students will visit a church to speak with the pastor about their experiences and take on diversity in London, reflecting on the history and present.
Diversity Day will close with a panel discussion conducted by entrepreneurs in the diversity field. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain a further understanding, walking away with content to chew on.