from left- Alex, Jett, Teacher Ward Buckeridge and Daan. Alex and Daan are playing a traditional came, others watching.

Bendigo South East College has celebrated Multicultural Week with a range of activities aimed at starting a conversation about culture and cultural diversity.

Students participated in lunchtime activities across the week, ranging from sports and games to films and food stalls.

A traditional board game, Congklak, hailing from Malaysia, Singapore and southern Thailand, among other countries in the region, was played on Monday.

The game is played by two people on carved wooden, elongated boards with cup-shaped holes.

The week’s activities culminate in food stalls this afternoon, where language students will cook and sell food from Indonesia, Germany and China, with proceeds going towards each of their respective overseas trip.