Grade 6 students hosted an excellent Around-the-World Culture Fair today for our school community with the following countries represented: Australia, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, and Sweden. Whew! That's a lot of countries! Each grade was assigned a 15-minute time-slot to attend and students were issued a passport upon their arrival plus three tickets to purchase tasty treats from three different countries. Now I know what you're thinking. With so many countries to choose from, how in the world could they make their choices? Well, it was tricky but decisions were being made all over the place, crumbs dropped, and lips smacked and licked. There were also some really happy students loitering around Scotland's yard enjoying the free cupcakes offered. The "no ticket required" announcement was extremely popular.
Besides the food, there were other reasons to visit each country. Each time a student visited a country, they received a stamp on their passport which, upon completion, was placed into a draw for a prize for participating student. Students were able to vote for their favourite country as well and the winning grade 6 student would also win. So many winners and I'm not talking about just the students! There were many parents and teachers enjoying all the sights, sounds, and of course, the treats. Yum!
Big "thanks" to the grade 6 students for their hard work and wonderful hosting; they were able to communicate so many interesting and beneficial facts about their chosen country. It sure is fun to go around-the-world!