From March 6–9, the languages departments hosted our annual Global Connections Week. This year's events were both fun and educational; see below just a few highlights.
At the Junior School, music and dance performances, all with a cultural flair, started off the mornings. We also tasted foods from all across the world and participated in a variety of activities specific to different cultures. On March 7, students were invited to wear clothing that represented their cultural heritage. What a beautiful sight!
Other activities included learning to play the spoons, participating in an international soccer jamboree, making boomerang videos in a photo booth and exploring Chinese arts and crafts. On March 9, following an assembly featuring Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow and other members of Musqueam, who performed a traditional Musqueam song, the grades 3 and 4 classes participated in a workshop about indigenous plants and their uses. Students also learned to play a traditional Musqueam Bone game.
In the Senior School, students enjoyed a Flamenco dance presentation, which included an entertainer, guitarist, singer and dancers. The Multicultural Club sold treats such as churros and crêpes.
We extend a huge thank-you to our special guests and to all those who helped celebrate our community's many cultures and languages.