Middle school students of Whispering Palms School hosted a cultural fair for the rest of the school and parents, featuring the cultures of other countries.
The students prepared tri-board informative material for countries of Central America and the Caribbean. They gave oral presentations, answered questions, played games from the chosen country, and served food originating from that country.
The rest of the school and parents were able to wander freely from the display to display of countries. Some of the popular food items were Jamaican lime chicken, fried bananas, and refreshing refresco de ensalada. Students enjoyed playing mancala, quarto, and jumping games.
All students were given life-like passports pre-made with their names, birthdates, nationality, place of birth, and school photo. As they visited each country’s display, students collected the handmade passport stamps, which resembled the shape of the country being visited.
The cultural fair took place at Whispering Palms School in the middle school classroom. The room was transformed into a virtual travel agency. The students were so involved, that they continued through most of their lunch period, sharing and playing games from other cultures.
Whispering Palms School is a private school located on Navy Hill and has open enrollment year-round.