After a week of nonstop rain, the clouds finally let up and the sun came out last Thursday morning, Oct. 7, to greet Green Meadow School’s students who were dressed in various cultural outfits as part of the school’s celebration of Multicultural Day.
GMS students wore different cultural attires, prepared song and dance performances, and displayed booths showcasing the culture they had chosen as part of the whole-day event that highlighted the importance and significance of cultural diversity.
The day started with a parade of nations, with each class, themed around a specific nation’s culture, marched in their costumes and flags around the campus grounds. After a short break, students showcased their costumes and different cultural attire, with each class taking the stage in turns to display their cultural and well-made homemade costumes. Some students wore traditional Japanese kimonos, some wore islander hat and skirts woven from leaves, some wore Indian saris and headdress shawls, while others wore Filipino barongs.
Following the costume contests, classic nursery rhymes and songs were performed by the elementary students in different languages such as French, Japanese and Spanish. The middle school students performed two dances—one a Filipino dance called “Carinosa” and a modern dance choreographed by a Filipino dance group.
Prizes and rewards were given to students for best costumes for each class and best display booths. Additional contests had students taking photography and painting pictures to highlight the theme “Unity in Diversity.”
The day wrapped up with students visiting each other’s booths and activities. Middle school students prepared some small carnival-style games and activities for their fellow students. (PR)