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Forge Integrated Primary School pupils (from left) Eden, Cora and Holly, enjoy the Schools Think Arabic event at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast

Forge Integrated Primary School pupils (from left) Eden, Cora and Holly, enjoy the Schools Think Arabic event at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast

Forge Integrated Primary School pupils (from left) Eden, Cora and Holly, enjoy the Schools Think Arabic event at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast

School pupils from across Northern Ireland were given a chance to enjoy Arab language and culture in Belfast yesterday.

Schools Think Arabic saw around 140 students sample traditional Arabic dishes, take part in interactive workshops like henna and mosaic design, and see traditional dance.

Aisleain Reynolds, an ESL teacher at Blackwater Integrated College in Downpatrick, said: "We have a number of students from different areas - from Syria, Romania, Latvia - right across the board. And we just thought it would be nice as our two Syrian students wanted to show their culture to their classmates."

Belfast Telegraph