Friday, September 29, 2017

One student body, several cultures - THE GLOBE AND MAIL

by Paul Attfield 
Originally published:  September 28, 2017

As head prefect at Brentwood College School, Oliver Wilson knows more than most about the advantages he has at his fingertips at the predominantly boarding school in Mill Bay, B.C., northwest of Victoria on Vancouver Island.

With about 40 nationalities present among the student body of 525, cultural diversity is one of them. However, that can also bring challenges.

"Having friends from Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and all over Russia, places like that, telling that to my other friends from my old school, they're like, 'How does that work? How do you know these people?'," the senior student leader says.