Celebrating Cultures and Customs at Global Enrichment Fest
University School of Milwaukee hosted its annual Global Enrichment Fest on Wednesday, Feb. 19, where students in all divisions explored cultures and customs from around the world. Third grade French and Spanish students displayed drawings and descriptions of their family trees at the event, and 4th grade students shared their work, called “A Place to Call Home – The Immigration Photography Project,” which was an art and social studies collaboration.
Middle School students gave presentations on a variety of topics, including China and Iceland, the effects of climate change in different countries, and travel guides for France and Quebec. Upper School Global Scholars students gave presentations and held interactive activities related to Ghana, Ireland, Chile, China, and Pakistan. In addition, participating volunteers created booths to represent countries from around the world, speak with students, and answer questions.
The event was made possible by the USM’s Parents’ Association and the many volunteers who shared samples of traditional cuisines, spoke about their family’s heritages, brought cultural artifacts from around the world, and introduced students to different customs and traditions. Click here for a video of the event.
Many thanks to all who volunteered, and especially to Meg Hernandez, Renee Mondano, and Isabela Sardas-Trevorrow, co-chairs of the PA’s Global Enrichment Committee.