A school in Swindon which has pupils from over 30 nationalities has embraced students' diverse culture.

Currently, 36 different languages are spoken at Lawn Manor Academy, and staff at the school say they are keen to show pupils they should be proud of their culture and identity.

That's why the school chose to host 'Culture Day' - a whole day dedicated to teaching one another about ways of life around the world.

Lawn Manor Academy pupils show that they're proud to be a diverse and accepting schoolLawn Manor Academy pupils show that they're proud to be a diverse school (Image: Lawn Manor Academy)

Pupils were encouraged to swap out their uniforms for cultural dress, and a vibrant sea of colours brightened up the school.

Some young people gave presentations on food from their culture, while others took part in over 20 different dance styles and learned several new games.

One group of Year 7 pupils even invited staff to have Mehdi designs painted on their hands, after weeks spent practising at home on friends and family.

Some of the Mehdi designs created by Year 7 pupils.Mehdi designs were created by Year 7 pupils. (Image: Lawn Manor Academy)

“We feel it is vital that our students develop important life skills, such as empathy, critical thinking, and intercultural competence," said Caireen Young, head of art and pupil development at Lawn Manor.

"Taking the time to celebrate what makes us proud to be who we are will have long-lasting community-wide benefits. 

“The skills which have been displayed by our students have been awe-inspiring."