Culture Week at Woodhouse

Dated: 10 May 2022

This past week, students have been sharing and celebrating their cultures, culminating in a fantastic dance performance by Woodhouse ACS (African-Caribbean Society) and a cultural catwalk show that had hundreds of students on their feet cheering each other on in an amazing and heartwarming display of togetherness.
 ACS dancers performing in the epic opening to the show
College Council member Jay was one of many who brought the show together and has an obvious passion for the event. He said "Woodhouse prides itself on having many students from multifarious backgrounds, but it’s not enough to be a number on an inclusion, equality, and diversity questionnaire. We must bolster our presence and flaunt where we came from, rather than being told to go back to where we came from. Culture is important as both a method to connect with our roots, and to remind ourselves that we are more than what society thinks of us.
Organising the Show was not difficult, per se, but it was definitely a team effort. At the start we did not think that it would be as popular as it was, so we did not expect much nor prepare for a massive audience. However, we still hoisted up the flags, set the chairs, designated the hosts, and advertised it. To our surprise, a hoard of students came!
I believe that it was hugely thanks to ACS that we saw, quite rarely, our cohort banding together voluntarily to celebrate culture. Although it was chaotic, we managed to adapt. For me, it was a truly gratifying experience: it was enriching to enjoy the culture of so many of my peers and to see everyone flourishing, thriving, and literally, owning it - the floor... and their heritage."
Emiola, also from the student council, told us “The council set up the event and we promoted it on our new instagram - @woodhouse_studentcouncil (follow them now!) and it was a really fun thing to do, to give everyone a chance to dress up in their traditional dress and just share their culture. It was big turn out, which was what we wanted and the energy in the room was astronomical, it was so good.”
Student council member Aaron said “I think the catwalk event was amazing, it really showed how diverse the college is. The energy was 100% from everyone - it was mind-blowing.”
Fellow council member Despina told us… “I help to organise the show - it was quite chaotic at times - and I think it was a lovely event and a really nice way to celebrate different cultures. It adds to the sense of community that we, as a college, pride ourselves on - that we accept and love everyone in it.”

Catch them before they fall
Students help out at this year's Longford Trust lecture
5 December 2022
Back to CERN - to see ALICE...
Physics students make a welcome return to international trips with a visit to Geneva
9 November 2022
ICLMS addition... headteacher David Lee
Frontier Learning Trust commences next phase of Imperial College Mathematic School Project and announces open days
26 September 2022
Woodhouse celebrates its best ever A level results
Students surpass expectations and achieve a massive 83% A*-B
18 August 2022
Ofsted 2022: Woodhouse College - Outstanding
Latest Ofsted report shows Woodhouse continues to be 'Outstanding' through 25 years of inspection...
20 July 2022
Our partnership with the Longford Trust.
Woodhouse College is pleased to announce our partnership with the charity the Longford Trust.
19 July 2022
Politics students play Crisis Games
Over a whole weekend 27 of our keen politics students came together to 'game' an international crisis
18 July 2022
Students visit Isaac Computer Science QMUL
CompSci students unlock interface design elements with eminent lecturers
11 July 2022
Art show makes triumphant return
Our first in-person private view of A level art since 2019 goes down a storm
14 June 2022
Poetry in motion
Skateboarder wins this years Woodhouse Poetry Competition
22 April 2022

Woodhouse College
Woodhouse Road
Finchley, London, N12 9EY

General enquiries
Tel: 020 8445 1210

Admissions enquiries

Follow Woodhouse College on Twitter Like Woodhouse College on Facebook Follow Woodhouse College on Instagram Follow Woodhouse College on LinkedIN

  • Company Name: Frontier Learning Trust
  • Company Registration Number: 12935907
  • Registered Address: Woodhouse College, Woodhouse Road, London, N12 9EY
Frontier Learning Trust

Maple Group

Sixth Form Colleges Association

Ofsted Outstanding


© 2022 Woodhouse College. All rights reserved.

Developed by New Media Aid